Pronunciation: (but'ur-fish"), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -fish•es, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -fish.
1. a small, flattened, marine food fish, Peprilus triacanthus, of Atlantic coastal waters of the U.S., having very small scales and smooth skin.
2. the rock gunnel. See under gunnel 1.
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