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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kingfish  \King"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  An  American  marine  food  fish  of  the  genus  {Menticirrus}, 
  especially  {M.  saxatilis},  or  {M.  nebulosos},  of  the 
  Atlantic  coast;  --  called  also  {whiting},  {surf  whiting}, 
  and  {barb}. 
  b  The  opah. 
  c  The  common  cero;  also  the  spotted  cero.  See  {Cero}. 
  d  The  queenfish. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Queenfish  \Queen"fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  California  sci[ae]noid  food  fish  ({Seriphys  politus}).  The 
  back  is  bluish,  and  the  sides  and  belly  bright  silvery. 
  Called  also  {kingfish}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cero  \Ce"ro\,  n.  [Corrupt.  fr  Sp  sierra  saw,  sawfish,  cero.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  and  valuable  fish  of  the  Mackerel  family,  of  the 
  genus  {Scomberomorus}.  Two  species  are  found  in  the  West 
  Indies  and  less  commonly  on  the  Atlantic  coast  of  the  United 
  States,  --  the  common  cero  ({Scomberomorus  caballa}),  called 
  also  {kingfish},  and  spotted,  or  king,  cero  ({S.  regalis}). 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kingfish 
  n  1:  flesh  of  any  of  several  lean-fleshed  fish  caught  off  the 
  United  States  Atlantic  coast 
  2:  large  edible  mackerel  of  temperate  United  States  coastal 
  Atlantic  waters  [syn:  {cero},  {pintado},  {Scomberomorus 
  regalis}] 
  3:  small  silvery  marine  food  fish  found  off  California  [syn:  {white 
  croaker},  {chenfish},  {Genyonemus  lineatus}] 
  4:  any  of  several  food  and  game  fishes  of  the  drum  family 
  indigenous  to  warm  Atlantic  waters  of  the  North  American 
  coast 
  5:  large  game  fish  of  Australia  and  New  Zealand  [syn:  {Seriola 
  grandis}] 




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