Definition of tiger fish in English:

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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).
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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