Definition of oilfish in English:

oilfish

Syllabification: oil·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈoilˌfiSH
 
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noun (plural same or oilfishes)

  • A large violet or purple-brown escolar, the flesh of which is oily and unpalatable.
    • Ruvettus pretiosus, family Gempylidae
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    • Known to the Comorans as mazé this form of fishing was developed to ‘target’ the oilfish, Ruvettus pretiosus, known to the Comorans as nessa.

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