noun (plural same or oilfishes)
A large violet or purple-brown escolar, the flesh of which is oily and unpalatable.
- Ruvettus pretiosus, family Gempylidae
More 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.
More definitions of oilfishDefinition of oilfish in:
- The US English dictionary