dolphinfish


dolphinfish
noun
1. the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii)
Syn: ↑mahimahi
Regions: ↑Hawaii, ↑Hawai'i, ↑Aloha State, ↑HI
Hypernyms: ↑saltwater fish
Part Holonyms: ↑dolphin, ↑mahimahi
2. large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
Syn: ↑dolphin, ↑mahimahi
Regions: ↑Hawaii, ↑Hawai'i, ↑Aloha State, ↑HI
Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean
Member Holonyms: ↑Coryphaenidae, ↑family Coryphaenidae
Part Meronyms: ↑mahimahi

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: dolphin 2

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/dol"fin fish', dawl"-/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) dolphinfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) dolphinfishes.
dolphin (def. 2).
[1505-15; DOLPHIN + FISH]

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dolˈphinfish see above.
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Main Entry:dolphin

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  • dolphinfish — n. either of two large slender food and game fish ({Coryphaena equisetis} or {Coryphaena hippurus}) of warm waters. They are highly esteemed as food fish, especially in Hawaii, where they are usually referred to as {mahimahi}. See also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dolphinfish — dolphin dol phin (d[o^]l f[i^]n), n. [F. dauphin dolphin, dauphin, earlier spelt also doffin; cf. OF. dalphinal of the dauphin; fr. L. delphinus, Gr. delfi s a dolphin (in senses 1, 2, 3, & 6), perh. properly, belly fish; cf. delfy s womb, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dolphinfish — /dol fin fish , dawl /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) dolphinfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) dolphinfishes. dolphin (def. 2). [1505 15; DOLPHIN + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • dolphinfish — /ˈdɒlfənfɪʃ/ (say dolfuhnfish) noun (plural dolphinfishes or dolphinfish) → dolphin (def. 2) …   Australian English dictionary

  • dolphinfish — noun see dolphin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dolphinfish — noun A large food and game fish of the of the Coryphaenidae family which is commonly found in tropical and subtropical waters. Syn: mahi mahi …   Wiktionary

  • dolphinfish — dol•phin•fish [[t]ˈdɒl fɪnˌfɪʃ, ˈdɔl [/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fishes. ich dolphin 2) • Etymology: 1505–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • Pompano dolphinfish — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • little dolphinfish — mažoji auksinė skumbrė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Coryphaena equiselis angl. little dolphinfish; pompano dolphinfish; small dolphinfish rus. малая корифена; малый дорадо ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • pompano dolphinfish — mažoji auksinė skumbrė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Coryphaena equiselis angl. little dolphinfish; pompano dolphinfish; small dolphinfish rus. малая корифена; малый дорадо ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas


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