Share this entry

tonguefish Line breaks: tongue|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌŋfɪʃ/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of tonguefish in English:

noun (plural same or tonguefishes)

A small teardrop-shaped flatfish of warm seas, which is an important food fish in some areas.
  • Family Cynoglossidae: Symphurus and other genera; numerous species
Example sentences
  • Currently, the tonguefish is being analysed and classified at the Smithsonian.
  • In each late August during the experiment years, a pair of 135 hp trawlers was used to catch adult tonguefish in the central and western parts of the Laizhou Bay, the Bohai Sea.
  • These particular tonguefish seem to specialize in living right at the openings of the underwater volcanoes in places most fish would, and do, die.

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources