noun (plural same or oilfishes)
- A large violet or purple-brown escolar, the flesh of which is oily and unpalatable.
More example sentences
- Ruvettus pretiosus, family Gempylidae
- 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 British & World English dictionary