Bluefish

Blue"fish`

(), n. (Zol.) 1. A large voracious fish (Pomatomus saitatrix), of the family Carangid, valued as a food fish, and widely distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack.
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2. A West Indian fish (Platyglossus radiatus), of the family Labrid.
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The name is applied locally to other species of fishes; as the cunner, sea bass, squeteague, etc.
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