Definition of butterfish in English:

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butterfish

Pronunciation: /ˈbədərˌfiSH/

noun (plural same or butterfishes)

Any of a number of fishes with oily flesh or slippery skin, in particular.
Example sentences
  • Ballan wrasse, dragonets, scorpionfish, butterfish and topknots (common and Norwegian) all occur frequently.
  • It was not until the autofocus hit the mark that I noted the jaws of the scorpionfish trapping the poor butterfish.
  • The most common here are butterfish, which swim off, snake-like, if disturbed.

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Syllabification: but·ter·fish

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