Definition of Kingfish

1. Noun. The lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States.

Group relationships: Cero, Pintado, Scomberomorus Regalis
Generic synonyms: Saltwater Fish



2. Noun. Large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters.
Exact synonyms: Cero, Pintado, Scomberomorus Regalis
Group relationships: Genus Scomberomorus, Scomberomorus
Generic synonyms: Spanish Mackerel

3. Noun. Small silvery marine food fish found off California.
Exact synonyms: Chenfish, Genyonemus Lineatus, White Croaker
Generic synonyms: Croaker
Group relationships: Genus Genyonemus, Genyonemus

4. Noun. Any of several food and game fishes of the drum family indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American coast.
Group relationships: Genus Menticirrhus, Menticirrhus
Generic synonyms: Whiting

5. Noun. Large game fish of Australia and New Zealand.
Exact synonyms: Seriola Grandis
Generic synonyms: Jack

Definition of Kingfish

1. n. An American marine food fish of the genus Menticirrus, especially M. saxatilis, or M. nebulosos, of the Atlantic coast; -- called also whiting, surf whiting, and barb.

Definition of Kingfish

1. Noun. any of several food fishes of the genus Menticirrhus from the Atlantic ¹

2. Noun. any of several similar fishes of the Pacific ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kingfish

1. a marine food fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Kingfish

1. An American marine food fish of the genus Menticirrus, especially M. Saxatilis, or M. Nebulosos, of the Atlantic coast. Synonym: whiting, surf whiting, and barb. The opah. The common cero; also, the spotted cero. See Cero. The queenfish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kingfish

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kingfish (current term)
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Literary usage of Kingfish

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1. Fishing in American Waters by Genio C. Scott (1869)
"The play of a kingfish is peculiar, though like the striped bass he takes the bait ... The vital spark of the kingfish is very brilliant, and he is very ..."

2. Fishing in American Waters by Genio C. Scott (1869)
"The play of a kingfish is peculiar, though like the striped bass he takes the bait ... The vital spark of the kingfish is very brilliant, and he is very ..."

3. How to Cook Fish by Olive Green (1908)
"BOILED kingfish Clean the fish and boil with enough fish stock to cover. ... BOILED kingfish A LA HOLLANDAISE Scale and clean two large kingfish, ..."

4. Bass, Pike, Perch and Other Game Fishes of America by James Alexander Henshall (1919)
"which differ somewhat in coloration and in some unimportant structural differences; otherwise they are very similar to the kingfish. The former inhabits the ..."

5. European and American Cuisine by Mrs. Gesine Knubel Lemcke, Gesine Lemcke (1914)
"kingfish, of the genus Umbrina, is of a dull-gray color, with silvery reflections on the side and irregular dark bars; length 16 to 17 inches, ..."

6. The big game fishes of the United States by Charles Frederick Holder (1903)
"CHAPTER XVIII THE kingfish " By the way, old Cotton's instructions, by which I hoped to qualify myself for the gentle society of anglers, are not worth a ..."

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