pl. (see fish) -·fish·
a fish that feeds or lives near the bottom of a body of water, specif. one that is edible and lives in the sea, as a cod or haddock
nounpl. groundfish or ground·fish·es
A bottom-dwelling fish, especially a commercially valuable marine species such as flounder or cod.
(third-person singular simple present groundfishes, present participle groundfishing, simple past and past participle groundfished)
- (fishing) To fish for groundfish