Definition of Blackfish

1. Noun. Large dark-colored food fish of the Atlantic coast of North America.

Exact synonyms: Tautog, Tautoga Onitis
Generic synonyms: Wrasse
Group relationships: Genus Tautoga, Tautoga



2. Noun. Female salmon that has recently spawned.
Generic synonyms: Salmon

3. Noun. Small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school.

Definition of Blackfish

1. n. A small kind of whale, of the genus Globicephalus, of several species. The most common is G. melas. Also sometimes applied to other whales of larger size.

Definition of Blackfish

1. Noun. Any of several species of fish of medium gray to black color ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blackfish

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Medical Definition of Blackfish

1. 1. A small kind of whale, of the genus Globicephalus, of several species. The most common is G. Melas. Also sometimes applied to other whales of larger size. 2. The tautog of new England (Tautoga). 3. The black sea bass (Centropristis atrarius) of the Atlantic coast. It is excellent food fish; locally called also black Harry. 4. A fish of southern Europe (Centrolophus pompilus) of the Mackerel family. 5. The female salmon in the spawning season. The name is locally applied to other fishes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackfish

blackeye
blackeyed
blackeyes
blackeys
blackface
blackfaces
blackfeet
blackfella
blackfellas
blackfeller
blackfellers
blackfellow
blackfellows
blackfin
blackfins
blackfish (current term)
blackfishes
blackflies
blackfly
blackfold
blackfoot daisy
blackfriar
blackfriars
blackguard
blackguarded
blackguarding
blackguardism
blackguardisms
blackguardly
blackguards

Literary usage of Blackfish

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1. The Big Game Fishes of the United States: A Collection of Critical Essays by Charles Burton Martin, Viktor Aleksandrovich Maksunov, Charles Frederick Holder, Amiya Chandra Chakravarty, David Malet Armstrong (1903)
"Such a location and such fish I found at Fisher's Island, Long Island Sound, and similar localities are known all alongshore. While the blackfish is in ..."

2. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"It forms one of the chief articles in the food of the natives Alaskan blackfish who use it also as food for their dogs. It feeds largely upon small plants, ..."

3. The big game fishes of the United States by Charles Frederick Holder (1903)
"CHAPTER XVII THE blackfish "When chestnut leaves are as big as thumb nails, Then bite blackfish without fail, But when chestnut leaves are as large as a ..."

4. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"It must be distinctly understood that there is no affinity whatever between this fish and the blackfish properly so-called. It should always be called the ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"blackfish melon oil derives its name from the mass taken from the top of the ... Porpoise-jaw oil and blackfish melon oil are worth from five dollars to ..."

6. Life and Adventure in the South Pacific by Jones (1861)
"blackfish. — Ship "Phocion." — Ship "Ganges." —Bark "Belle."— "Chips" in Prison. ... On Friday, October 31st, we captured three blackfish. ..."

7. Thrilling Adventures of the Whaler Alcyone: Killing Man-eating Sharks in the by George Barker (1916)
"When a boat got in among the school of blackfish one of the officers drove the harpoons into them, the bucket, acting as a drag, retarded the speed of the ..."

8. The Big Game Fishes of the United States: A Collection of Critical Essays by Charles Burton Martin, Viktor Aleksandrovich Maksunov, Charles Frederick Holder, Amiya Chandra Chakravarty, David Malet Armstrong (1903)
"Such a location and such fish I found at Fisher's Island, Long Island Sound, and similar localities are known all alongshore. While the blackfish is in ..."

9. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"It forms one of the chief articles in the food of the natives Alaskan blackfish who use it also as food for their dogs. It feeds largely upon small plants, ..."

10. The big game fishes of the United States by Charles Frederick Holder (1903)
"CHAPTER XVII THE blackfish "When chestnut leaves are as big as thumb nails, Then bite blackfish without fail, But when chestnut leaves are as large as a ..."

11. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"It must be distinctly understood that there is no affinity whatever between this fish and the blackfish properly so-called. It should always be called the ..."

12. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"blackfish melon oil derives its name from the mass taken from the top of the ... Porpoise-jaw oil and blackfish melon oil are worth from five dollars to ..."

13. Life and Adventure in the South Pacific by Jones (1861)
"blackfish. — Ship "Phocion." — Ship "Ganges." —Bark "Belle."— "Chips" in Prison. ... On Friday, October 31st, we captured three blackfish. ..."

14. Thrilling Adventures of the Whaler Alcyone: Killing Man-eating Sharks in the by George Barker (1916)
"When a boat got in among the school of blackfish one of the officers drove the harpoons into them, the bucket, acting as a drag, retarded the speed of the ..."

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