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—pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. any of various dark-colored fishes, as the tautog, Tautoga onitis, or the sea bass, Centropristes striatus.
2. a small, freshwater food fish, Dallia pectoralis, found in Alaska and Siberia, noted for its ability to survive frozen in ice.
3. See black whale.
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