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butterfish


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dollar  \Dol"lar\,  n.  [D.  daalder  LG  dahler,  G.  thaler,  an 
  abbreviation  of  Joachimsthaler  i.  e.,  a  piece  of  money  first 
  coined,  about  the  year  1518,  in  the  valley  (G.  thal)  of  St 
  Joachim  in  Bohemia.  See  {Dale}.] 
  1. 
  a  A  silver  coin  of  the  United  States  containing  371.25 
  grains  of  silver  and  41.25  grains  of  alloy,  that  is 
  having  a  total  weight  of  412.5  grains. 
  b  A  gold  coin  of  the  United  States  containing  23.22 
  grains  of  gold  and  2.58  grains  of  alloy,  that  is 
  having  a  total  weight  of  25.8  grains,  nine-tenths 
  fine.  It  is  no  longer  coined. 
 
  Note:  Previous  to  1837  the  silver  dollar  had  a  larger  amount 
  of  alloy,  but  only  the  same  amount  of  silver  as  now 
  the  total  weight  being  416  grains.  The  gold  dollar  as  a 
  distinct  coin  was  first  made  in  1849.  The  eagles,  half 
  eagles,  and  quarter  eagles  coined  before  1834  contained 
  24.75  grains  of  gold  and  2.25  grains  of  alloy  for  each 
  dollar. 
 
  2.  A  coin  of  the  same  general  weight  and  value,  though 
  differing  slightly  in  different  countries,  current  in 
  Mexico,  Canada,  parts  of  South  America,  also  in  Spain,  and 
  several  other  European  countries. 
 
  3.  The  value  of  a  dollar;  the  unit  commonly  employed  in  the 
  United  States  in  reckoning  money  values. 
 
  {Chop  dollar}.  See  under  9th  {Chop}. 
 
  {Dollar  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fish  of  the  United  States  coast 
  ({Stromateus  triacanthus}),  having  a  flat,  roundish  form 
  and  a  bright  silvery  luster;  --  called  also  {butterfish}, 
  and  {Lafayette}.  See  {Butterfish}. 
 
  {Trade  dollar},  a  silver  coin  formerly  made  at  the  United 
  States  mint,  intended  for  export,  and  not  legal  tender  at 
  home.  It  contained  378  grains  of  silver  and  42  grains  of 
  alloy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Butterfish  \But"ter*fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  name  given  to  several  different  fishes,  in  allusion  to 
  their  slippery  coating  of  mucus,  as  the  {Stromateus 
  triacanthus}  of  the  Atlantic  coast,  the  {Epinephelus 
  punctatus}  of  the  southern  coast,  the  rock  eel,  and  the 
  kelpfish  of  New  Zealand. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  butterfish 
  n  1:  any  of  numerous  small  flat  Atlantic  food  fish  having  smooth 
  skin 
  2:  small  marine  fish  with  a  short  smooth-scaled  compressed  body 
  and  feeble  spines  [syn:  {stromateid  fish},  {stromateid}] 
  3:  slippery  scaleless  food  fish  of  North  Atlantic  coastal 
  waters  [syn:  {rock  gunnel},  {Pholis  gunnellus}] 




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