Definition of tiger fish in English:

tiger fish

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  • Any of a number of aggressive predatory fish, in particular:
    • a large African characin, popular with anglers (Hydrocynus vittatus, family Characidae).an edible fish of the Indo-Pacific (Therapon jarbua, family Theraponidae).
    More example sentences
    • Expeditions in pursuit of Atlantic blue marlin, Indian mahseer, tiger fish, Pacific salmon were the norm and what fantastic prize trips they were.
    • Fishing competitions for the country's most voracious predator, the tiger fish, are often held around this time of the year.
    • That night I caught three big tiger fish.

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