Definition of Moonfish

1. Noun. Any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies.




2. Noun. Large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean.
Exact synonyms: Lampris Regius, Opah
Generic synonyms: Malacopterygian, Soft-finned Fish
Group relationships: Genus Lampris, Lampris

Definition of Moonfish

1. n. An American marine fish (Vomer setipennis); -- called also bluntnosed shiner, horsefish, and sunfish.

Definition of Moonfish

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of various flat, egground marine fish species. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Moonfish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Moonfish

1. An American marine fish (Vomer setipennis); called also bluntnosed shiner, horsefish, and sunfish. A broad, thin, silvery marine fish (Selene vomer); called also lookdown, and silver moonfish. The mola. See Sunfish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moonfish

moondials
moondust
moondusts
moone
mooned
mooner
mooners
moonery
moonet
moonets
mooneye
mooneyes
moonface
moonfaced
moonfaces
moonfish (current term)
moonfishes
moonflower
moonflowers
moong
moongazing
moonglade
moonglades
moongs
moonie
moonier
moonies
mooniest
moonily
mooniness

Literary usage of Moonfish

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1. The Story of the Fishes by George Robert Charles Herbert Pembroke, James Newton Baskett, George Henry Kingsley (1899)
"Two of the head-fish, the salt-water sunfish and the moonfish, are said to be so called because the great body of the first named and the smaller body of ..."

2. Bass, Pike, Perch and Others by James Alexander Henshall (1903)
"Now, on the hother 'and, sir, look at the moonfish. ... wersy from a moonfish, it 'asn't hany draft, and don't carry any sail to speak of, and so it 'ides ..."

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