Definition of Tilefish

1. Noun. Important marine food fishes.

Exact synonyms: Blanquillo
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Branchiostegidae, Family Branchiostegidae



2. Noun. Yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters.
Exact synonyms: Lopholatilus Chamaeleonticeps
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Genus Lopholatilus, Lopholatilus

Definition of Tilefish

1. n. A large, edible, deep-water food fish (Lopholatilus chamæleonticeps) more or less thickly covered with large, round, yellow spots.

Definition of Tilefish

1. Noun. Mostly small, perciform marine fish in the family Malacanthidae; an important food fish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tilefish

1. a marine food fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Tilefish

1. A large, edible, deep-water food fish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) more or less thickly covered with large, round, yellow spots. It was discovered off the Eastern coast of the United States in 1880, and was abundant in 1881, but is believed to have become extinct in 1882. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tilefish

tilapia
tilapias
tilasite
tilawa
tilburies
tilbury
tilde
tildes
tile
tile cutter
tile roof
tile saw
tile tracking
tilebased
tiled
tilefish (current term)
tilefishes
tileless
tilelike
tilemaker
tilemakers
tilemaking
tiler
tileries
tilers
tilery
tiles
tileset
tilesets
tilestone

Literary usage of Tilefish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1907)
"tilefish.—The tilefish is interesting not because of its high food value but ... The tilefish reaches a length sometimes of three feet and a weight of 30 ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... structure for these great libraries. The work was begun in Tune 1899 and completed in May 1911. See also LIBRARIES. tilefish, a large oceanic fish ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"... spacious structure for these libraries. The work was begun in June i*J .-'nd completed in May 1911. See also Lr§».»rr* tilefish, a large oceanic fifth ..."

4. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1917)
"tilefish.—The tilefish is interesting not because of its high food value but ... The tilefish reaches a length sometimes of three feet and a weight of 30 ..."

5. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"In the United States Fishing Report of 1881, it is stated that "there is every reason to b'elieve that the tilefish will rank among the most important food ..."

6. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"For several years following no tilefish could be found and it was feared the species had become extinct. Although frequent search was made for them it was ..."

7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"-Q § j The Reappearance of the tilefish.—In May, 1879, Captain Kirby, of Gloucester, ... In 1882 vast numbers of tilefish were killed by a cold storm, ..."

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