butterfish definition by Webster's New World
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butterfish definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. butterfish butterfish or but·ter·fish·es
- A marine food fish (Poronotus triacanthus) of the North American Atlantic coast, having a flattened body.
- Any of various similar or related fishes, such as the moonfish and gunnel.
Origin: From its slippery mucous coating.
Variant of butterfish