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skilfish Line breaks: skil|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈskɪlfɪʃ/

Definition of skilfish in English:

noun (plural same or skilfishes)

A large fish of the North Pacific which is an important food fish in Japan.
  • Erilepis zonifer, family Anoplopomatidae
Example sentences
  • Sturgeon, Pacific cod, rockfishes, skilfish and schooling sablefish will swim above and below the tunnel.
  • The skilfish, Erilepis zonifer, is restricted to the continental shelfs and does not enter deep water.
  • It isn't actually a cod at all but a member of the skilfish family, and its white, large-flaked meat is sweet and so rich it makes salmon seem lean.


Late 19th century: from Haida sqil.

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