Definition of Tubfish

1. n. The sapphirine gurnard (Trigla hirundo). See Illust. under Gurnard.



Definition of Tubfish

1. Noun. (UK dialect) The sapphirine gurnard (''Trigla hirundo''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tubfish

1. the gurnard fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Tubfish

1. The sapphirine gurnard (Trigla hirundo). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tubfish

tuberous plant
tuberous root
tuberous sclerosis
tuberous vetch
tubers
tubes
tubeshoulder
tubeshoulders
tubewell
tubework
tubeworks
tubeworm
tubeworms
tubfast
tubfasts
tubfish (current term)
tubfishes
tubful
tubfuls
tubicolae
tubicolar
tubicole
tubicoles
tubicolous
tubifex
tubifexes
tubificid
tubificids
tubiform

Literary usage of Tubfish

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1. Magellan's Voyage Around the Worldby Antonio Pigafetta by Antonio Pigafetta (1906)
"tubfish (Trigla hi- rundo): i, 241; see also above ... Trigla hirundo—i, 241; set: above tubfish. Fisheries: pearl—locations, ii, 203, 206, 207; in treaty, ..."

2. Sea Fishing by John Bickerdyke, William Senior, Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe (1895)
"The Sapphirine or tubfish is the larger of the two species, attaining a weight, according to Thompson, of about fourteen pounds. If gurnard are plentiful ..."

3. Sea Fishing by John Bickerdyke, William Senior, Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe (1895)
"... and Trigla hirundo, the SAPPHIRINE GURNARD, the tubfish, ... tubfish is the larger of the two species, attaining a weight, according to Thompson, ..."

4. Report on the Sea Fisheries and Fishing Industries on the Thames Estuary by James Murie, Kent and Essex Sea Fisheries Committee (1903)
"Boys mentions it as tubfish in Sandwich list, which is its common name in the SW of England. Dover is another station, and Laver has procured it in the ..."

5. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803: Explorations by Early Navigators by Emma Helen Blair, James Alexander Robertson, Edward Gaylord Bourne (1909)
"... 33, 39, 293, 318; Trigla hirundo (tubfish, or gurnard), 315; tunny, 5, 123, 8, 286, 13, 227, 16, 95, 183, 19, 318, 35, 300; ..."

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