from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A fish having a bony rather than cartilaginous skeleton; a teleost.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fish of the taxonomic group Osteichthyes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the menhaden.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A local (Connecticut) name of the menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus.
  • n. A common name of the ten-pounder, Elops saurus, of the family Elopid├Ž, an abundant and widely distributed fish in tropical seas.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any fish of the class Osteichthyes


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  • They caught eight gudgeon, small bony fish that were good only for soup, but Jenny caught a perch and Rossetti an enormous pike.

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  • Jenour-Redmond scrunched himself into a corner, his head tilted, his lips open as he gasped like the bony fish he so resembled.

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  • If we push our distant cousins the sharks to one side, we mammals belong to a natural group that includes all modern bony fish bony as opposed to cartilaginous sharks.



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