Pronunciation: (sûrf'fish"), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -fish•es.
2. any of several sciaenoid fishes, as Umbrina roncador, inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America.
3. See surf smelt.
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