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Meaning of "butterfish" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BUTTERFISH

butterfish  [ˈbʌtəˌfɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BUTTERFISH

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Butterfish is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BUTTERFISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

butterfish

Stromateidae

The family Stromateidae of butterfishes contains 17 species of fish in three genera. Butterfishes live in coastal waters off the Americas, western Africa and in the Indo-Pacific. The endemic New Zealand species Odax pullus is commonly called butterfish, but is from a separate family Odacidae. The Japanese butterfish Psenopsis anomala is from the separate family Centrolophidae.

Definition of butterfish in the English dictionary

The definition of butterfish in the dictionary is an eel-like blennioid food fish, Pholis gunnellus, occurring in North Atlantic coastal regions: family Pholidae. It has a slippery scaleless golden brown skin with a row of black spots along the base of the long dorsal fin. Other definition of butterfish is Also called: greenbone, marari. an edible reef fish, Coridodax pullus, of esp S New Zealand. It has a slippery purplish-grey to olive-green skin and is often found browsing on kelp.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BUTTERFISH


anglerfish
ˈæŋɡləˌfɪʃ
archerfish
ˈɑːtʃəˌfɪʃ
blowfish
ˈbləʊˌfɪʃ
catfish
ˈkætˌfɪʃ
crawfish
ˈkrɔːˌfɪʃ
crayfish
ˈkreɪˌfɪʃ
dealfish
ˈdiːlˌfɪʃ
dollarfish
ˈdɒləˌfɪʃ
goldfish
ˈɡəʊldˌfɪʃ
jellyfish
ˈdʒɛlɪˌfɪʃ
sailfish
ˈseɪlˌfɪʃ
shellfish
ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ
silverfish
ˈsɪlvəˌfɪʃ
spearfish
ˈspɪəˌfɪʃ
starfish
ˈstɑːˌfɪʃ
suckerfish
ˈsʌkəˌfɪʃ
swordfish
ˈsɔːdˌfɪʃ
triggerfish
ˈtrɪɡəˌfɪʃ
whitefish
ˈwaɪtˌfɪʃ
zebrafish
ˈzebrəˌfɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BUTTERFISH

butterfat
butterfat cheque
Butterfield
butterfingered
butterfingers
butterflies
butterfly
butterfly ballot
butterfly bush
butterfly collar
butterfly diagram
butterfly effect
butterfly fish
butterfly knot
butterfly net
butterfly nut
butterfly stroke
butterfly valve
butterfly weed
butterflyer

WORDS THAT END LIKE BUTTERFISH

big fish
boarfish
drink like a fish
dwarfish
fish
flatfish
flying fish
garfish
Golden Starfish
guitarfish
needlefish
oafish
oarfish
overfish
scarfish
selfish
serfish
stockfish
unselfish
viperfish

Synonyms and antonyms of butterfish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «butterfish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BUTTERFISH

Find out the translation of butterfish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of butterfish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «butterfish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

平鱼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

butterfish
570 millions of speakers

English

butterfish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

butterfish
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بوتيرفيش
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

масляная
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

-manteiga
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

butterfish
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

butterfish
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Butterfish
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Butterfisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マナガツオ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

다랑어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Butterfish
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cá chim
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

butterfish
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फुलपाखरे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

butterfish
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

butterfish
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

maślana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

масляна
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

butterfish
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ψευδολίτσα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bottervis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

butter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

butter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of butterfish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTERFISH»

The term «butterfish» is regularly used and occupies the 72.413 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BUTTERFISH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «butterfish» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «butterfish» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about butterfish

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BUTTERFISH»

Discover the use of butterfish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to butterfish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The True Story of Butterfish: A Play
Filled with acute observation, humour and tenderness, Butterfish is Nick Earls at his very best.
Nick Earls, 2009
2
Essential Fish Habitat Source Document: Witch flounder, ...
During the NEFSC bottom trawl survey, adult butterfish were collected from the northern Gulf of Maine south to below Cape Lookout, South Carolina (Figure 11). During the winter and spring, they were distributed along the outer continental ...
Jeffrey N. Cross, Michael P. Fahay, 1999
3
Offshore Pursuit: A Guide to Fishing Atlantic Blue Water
Let us first focus on using butterfish for bait. These are readily available and the mainstay for those that chunk in the mid Atlantic region. They are available in frozen boxes called flats. Usually two to three flats suffice for a full day offshore.
John Unkart, 2012
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Essential Fish Habitat Source Document Butterfish, Peprilus ...
Prepared for Public Service of Long Island, 1938. An ecological survey of young Electric and Gas Co. by Ichthyological Associates, fish and eggs identified from the tow-net collections. Inc.
U.S. Government, 2011
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The Nutritional Ecology of the New Zealand Butterfish Odax ...
"This thesis examined the nutritional ecology of a single species of marine herbivorous fish, the New Zealand butterfish Odax pullus (Labridae).
Jethro S. Johnson, 2011
6
Atlantic Mackerel, Squid and Butterfish Fisheries Fisheries ...
sporadic and relatively small export market for canned mackerel) has not yet been developed. The US physical capacity to catch, freeze, and export squid, mackerel, and butterfish undoubtedly is equal to or exceeds the OYs recommended in ...
7
Pop Fleyes: Bob Popovics's Approach to Saltwater Fly Design
Spread Fly (butterfish) Wide, flat-profile baitfish like herring or butterfish can present a challenge for tiers. The Spread Fly exploits silhouette. It gives an impression of more size and mass than it possesses. This is a two-dimensional fly, using ...
Ed Jaworowski, Bob Popovics, 2000
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The Antarctic Dictionary: A Complete Guide to Antarctic English
1986 Smith, Margaret M. and Heemstra, Phillip e. Smiths' sea fishes Springer- Verlag, Berlin: 843. Hyperoglyphe antarctica Antarctic butterfish Antarktiese bottervis ... Uniformly dark, sometimes almost black. Attains 110 cm. Taken in trawls on ...
Bernadette Hince, 2000
9
Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish Fisheries Fisheries ...
Butterfish maximum OY is 16,000 mt. The Regional Director in consultation with the Council, determines annual specifications relating to OY, DAH, DAP, JVP, and TALFF. The Regional Director reviews yearly the most recent biological data,  ...
10
The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
The Assistant Administrator shall close the directed mackerel or Loligo or Illex squid or butterfish fishery in the EEZ when U.S. fishermen have harvested 80 percent of the DAH, of that fishery if such closure is necessary to prevent the DAH from ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BUTTERFISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term butterfish is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Garden Island
... Portuguese sausage and spiced macadamia nuts or local butterfish with a plank-grilled salmon with purple potatoes and cherry-tomato jam. «Dallas Voice, Jul 15»
2
South Jersey fishing report
A bluefin tuna bite is materializing at the Hot Dog, as butterfish chunks are getting sucked down so long as the fleet's noise doesn't push the ... «Vineland Daily Journal, Jul 15»
3
Deep-sea corals are deep-sea treasures
... the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is currently working on a Deep Sea Corals Amendment to the Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish ... «Delmarva Daily Times, Jul 15»
4
On a helicopter high over NZ's Minaret Station
He strides out of the freezing ocean with a speared butterfish on the harpoon and a bag full of huge crayfish still moving in the bag, desperate to ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jun 15»
5
There's a Price to Pay for Not Eating America's Ugly Seafood
Moore's efforts have been successful enough to make bony fish like croaker or butterfish that don't produce a tidy fillet hot-selling items at ... «TakePart, Jun 15»
6
Big bass and blues excitement in local waters
Mike also has observed tons of squid and butterfish in the area. Over on the Orient Star, Captain Dan reports good fluke fishing with many ... «SoutholdLOCAL, Jun 15»
7
Holy Roller Kosher Sausage Truck Roams Manhattan
The restaurant will replace Butterfish which opened as a kosher omakase/fish restaurant last year, next door to their popular kosher pizza ... «Jewish Link of New Jersey, Jun 15»
8
GALA 2015 Raises $1.2 Million
The main course featured a pairing of Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Butterfish, accompanied by a rainbow of fruit and vegetables—including ... «DailyNorthShore.com, Jun 15»
9
Restaurant Reviews: Noreetuh and the Eddy in the East Village
Richly oily smoked butterfish was folded in among buttered noodles, bright orange with fiery little capsules of spicy cod roe. This wasn't a polite ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
10
Restaurant notes: Vizzi's, Daniels, Midnight Mass, Buffalo Rome
Here's the menu: Seafood Banh Mi; corn chowder with Portuguese sausage; Hawaiian Butterfish with roasted pineapple, Spam fried rice; ... «Buffalo.com, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Butterfish [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/butterfish>. Jul 2021 ».
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