Definition of Spadefish

1. Noun. Deep-bodied disk-shaped food fish of warmer western Atlantic coastal waters.

Exact synonyms: Angelfish, Chaetodipterus Faber
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Chaetodipterus, Genus Chaetodipterus



Definition of Spadefish

1. n. An American market fish (Chætodipterus faber) common on the southern coasts; -- called also angel fish, moonfish, and porgy.

Definition of Spadefish

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of several marine fish of the family ''Ephippidae'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spadefish

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Medical Definition of Spadefish

1. An American market fish (Chaetodipterus faber) common on the southern coasts. Synonym: angel fish, moonfish, and porgy. (17 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spadefish

spaddle
spaddles
spade
spade bit
spade casino
spade fingers
spade hand
spadea
spadeas
spadebone
spadebones
spaded
spadefish (current term)
spadefishes
spadefoot
spadefoot toad
spadefoots
spadeful
spadefuls
spadeless
spadelike
spademan
spademen
spader
spaders
spades
spadesful

Literary usage of Spadefish

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1. Ichthyologia Ohiensis by Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Richard Ellsworth Call (1899)
"spadefish. POLYODON. Polyodon. Differs from Sturgeon, by having a transversal mouth with teeth, ... WESTERN spadefish. Polyodon folium. Polyodon feuille. ..."

2. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"the robalo (Centropomus undecimalis'), the uku (Aprion vires- cens) of Hawaii, the spadefish ... spadefish ..."

3. Adventure Guide Honduras & the Bay Islands by Maria Fiallos (2006)
"... whips and gorgonians where huge schools of horse-eye jacks, groupers, yellowtail snappers, spadefish, Creole wrasse, Atlantic spadefish, ..."

4. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTech (1994)
"The totals obtained by all observers are averaged for a mean species count of territorial and schooling fish, such as black sea bass, Atlantic spadefish, ..."

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