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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jewfish  \Jew"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  1.  A  very  large  serranoid  fish  ({Promicrops  itaiara})  of 
  Florida  and  the  Gulf  of  Mexico.  It  often  reaches  the 
  weight  of  five  hundred  pounds.  Its  color  is  olivaceous  or 
  yellowish,  with  numerous  brown  spots.  Called  also  {guasa}, 
  and  {warsaw}. 
 
  2.  A  similar  gigantic  fish  ({Stereolepis  gigas})  of  Southern 
  California,  valued  as  a  food  fish. 
 
  3.  The  black  grouper  of  Florida  and  Texas. 
 
  4.  A  large  herringlike  fish;  the  tarpum. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tarpum  \Tar"pum\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  very  large  marine  fish  ({Megapolis  Atlanticus})  of  the 
  Southern  United  States  and  the  West  Indies.  It  often  becomes 
  six  or  more  feet  in  length,  and  has  large  silvery  scales.  The 
  scales  are  a  staple  article  of  trade  and  are  used  in 
  fancywork.  Called  also  {tarpon},  {sabalo},  {savanilla}, 
  {silverfish},  and  {jewfish}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jewfish 
  n  1:  large  important  food  fish  of  Australia;  almost 
  indistinguishable  from  the  maigre  [syn:  {mulloway},  {Sciaena 
  antarctica}] 
  2:  large  dark  grouper  with  a  thick  head  and  rough  scales  [syn: 
  {Mycteroperca  bonaci}] 




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