Definition of oilfish in English:

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oilfish

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noun (plural same or oilfishes)

A large violet or purple-brown escolar, the flesh of which is oily and unpalatable.
  • Ruvettus pretiosus, family Gempylidae
Example sentences
  • Known to the Comorans as mazé this form of fishing was developed to ‘target’ the oilfish, Ruvettus pretiosus, known to the Comorans as nessa.
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