Moonfish definition

mo͝onfĭsh
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Any of several carangid fishes chiefly of the genus Selene, found in warm coastal waters of North and South America and having a short silvery compressed body.
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Either of two species (genus Selene) of deep-bodied, sharply compressed jack fishes of the coastal waters of North and South America.
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(zoology) Any of various flat, oval marine fish species.
  • Family Monodactylidae.
  • Genus Mene.
  • Genus Selene.
  • Atlantic spadefish (Chaetodipterus faber)
  • Family Molidae (ocean sunfish)
  • The opahs in the family Lampridae.

Most moonseeds are silvery (hence their name), other yellowish.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
moonfish
Plural:
moonfishes

Origin of moonfish

  • moon +"Ž fish, parallel to the cognate, synonymous Dutch maanvis.

    From Wiktionary