Definition of Jewfish

1. Noun. Large important food fish of Australia; almost indistinguishable from the maigre.

Exact synonyms: Mulloway, Sciaena Antarctica
Generic synonyms: Sciaenid, Sciaenid Fish
Group relationships: Genus Sciaena, Sciaena



2. Noun. Large dark grouper with a thick head and rough scales.
Exact synonyms: Mycteroperca Bonaci
Generic synonyms: Grouper
Group relationships: Genus Mycteroperca, Mycteroperca

Definition of Jewfish

1. n. A very large serranoid fish (Promicrops itaiara) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called also guasa, and warsaw.

Definition of Jewfish

1. Noun. Any of many types of fish including the Japanese seabass. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jewfish

1. a large marine fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Jewfish

1. 1. A very large serranoid fish (Promicrops itaiara) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its colour is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called also guasa, and warsaw. 2. A similar gigantic fish (Stereolepis gigas) of Southern California, valued as a food fish. 3. The black grouper of Florida and Texas. 4. A large herringlike fish; the tarpum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jewfish

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Literary usage of Jewfish

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1. The big game fishes of the United States by Charles Frederick Holder (1903)
"CHAPTER XIX THE FLORIDA jewfish " In gulfs enchanted where the siren sings, And coral reefs lie bare." IT requires more than ordinary temerity to include ..."

2. Salt Water Game Fishing by Charles Frederick Holder (1914)
"GROUP 10 THE jewfish AND BLACK GROUPER ONE would hardly include the great Florida jewfish among the game fishes, yet it affords a certain amount of sport at ..."

3. California for the Sportsman: Being a Collection of Hints as to the Haunts by Al M. Cumming, Allan Dunn, Southern Pacific Company (1911)
"... A jewfish, or black sea-Lass. 280 pounds in weig and a white bass a little over 73 pounds no slight feat, the taking of a four-hundred-pound fish on a ..."

4. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"In the West Indies, as also on the west coast of Mexico, the jewfish, or guasa, ... is the jewfish of Florida. The European jewfish, more oil m called ..."

5. Fish Stories Alleged and Experienced: With a Little History Natural and by Charles Frederick Holder, David Starr Jordan (1909)
"The jewfish of California, called by anglers black sea- bass, ... In Formosa and southward is a jewfish still more huge, with a very broad head. ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The black jewfish is quite common about the coral reefs, in the caverns of which ... It is easily distinguished from the Californian jewfish by its greater ..."

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