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Sea bass \Sea" bass`\ . (Zo["o]l.)

  1. A large marine food fish ( Serranus atrarius syn. Centropristis atrarius) which abounds on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It is dark bluish, with black bands, and more or less varied with small white spots and blotches. Called also, locally, blue bass, black sea bass, blackfish, bluefish, and black perch.

  2. A California food fish ( Cynoscion nobile); -- called also white sea bass, and sea salmon.


Pudding fish \Pud"ding fish\, Pudding wife \Pudding wife\ [Prob. corrupted fr. the Sp. name in Cuba, pudiano verde.] (Zo["o]l.) A large, handsomely colored, blue and bronze, labroid fish ( Iridio radiatus, syn. Platyglossus radiatus) of Florida, Bermuda, and the West Indies. Called also pudiano, doncella, and, at Bermuda, bluefish.


n. 1 A voracious fish, of the genus (taxlink Pomatomus genus noshow=1), found in waters of the Atlantic and Indian Ocean 2 (cx Bermuda English) The puddingwife wrasse.

  1. n. bluish warm-water marine food and game fish that follow schools of small fishes into shallow waters [syn: Pomatomus saltatrix]

  2. fatty bluish flesh of bluefish

  3. [also: bluefishes (pl)]


The bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) is the only extant species of the family Pomatomidae. It is a marine pelagic fish found around the world in temperate and subtropical waters, except for the northern Pacific Ocean. Bluefish are known as tailor in Australia, shad on the east coast of South Africa, and elf on the western North American coast. Other common names are blue, chopper, and anchoa. It is a popular gamefish.

The bluefish is a moderately proportioned fish, with a broad, forked tail. The spiny first dorsal fin is normally folded back in a groove, as are its pectoral fins. Coloration is a grayish blue-green dorsally, fading to white on the lower sides and belly. Its single row of teeth in each jaw is uniform in size, knife-edged, and sharp. Bluefish commonly range in size from seven-inch (18-cm) "snappers" to much larger, sometimes weighing as much as 40 lb (18 kg), though fish heavier than 20 lb (9 kg) are exceptional.

Bluefish (software)

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Bluefish (disambiguation)

A bluefish is a type of fish (Pomatomus saltatrix). It may also refer to: __NOTOC__

Bluefish (company)

Bluefish is an executive concierge service founded by Steve Sims in 1996.

Usage examples of "bluefish".

Flake cold cooked bluefish and mix it with an equal quantity of mashed potatoes.

Put a cleaned bluefish into a buttered pan with salt, pepper, minced parsley, sweet herbs, a sliced onion, two cupfuls of white wine, and one cupful of white stock.

Score and scale the bluefish and put it into a buttered pan with three tablespoonfuls each of white wine and mushroom liquor, a tablespoonful of chopped onion, half a dozen chopped mushrooms and salt and pepper to season.

Clean a large bluefish, put into a baking-pan, pour over it a cupful of boiling salted water, cover and bake for an hour, basting frequently.

Slit a large bluefish, take out the bone, put in a buttered baking-dish and season with salt and pepper.

Broil a bluefish according to directions previously given, and sprinkle with lemon-juice.

Scale and score a two-pound bluefish, and put in a buttered baking-dish with three tablespoonfuls each of mushroom liquor and white wine, and salt and pepper to season.

Ascetic, crucified, with a little smile clinging to the lips and deep-set eyes, he presided, above the bluefish flames of a log fire.

The great lighted hall, filled with the faint bluefish vapour from hundreds of little rolls of tobacco leaf, was crowded from floor to ceiling.

He hoped Tall Man was right: a big school of hungry bluefish would be a good sign, a sign that the blues were making a recovery.

Another bluefish must have grabbed it then, for the bird lurched to the side, submerged and popped back to the surface.

If the bay were to be raised one degree in temperature for every woman who had lost the man or child she loved at sea, the water would have boiled, throwing off steam even in the dead of winter, poaching the bluefish and herrings as they swam.

During this time, John Hadley and Vincent had gone out fishing each summer, searching out bluefish and halibut, fish large enough so that you could fill up your catch in a very short time.

The bite marks on his arms from the bluefish burned, but he paid the scars no mind.

When there was fishing nearby, runs of herring and bluefish, my father and George worked in our bay.