from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The coalfish or pollack.
  • noun The bluefish, Temnodon saltator or Pomatomus saltatrix.
  • noun Girella nigricans, a fish of the family Kyphosidæ, abundant in rocky places from Monterey bay, California, south to Cape San Lucas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) See bluefish, and pollock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The bluefish.
  • noun The pollock.


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  • Also known as bluefish and coalfish.

    December 14, 2013

  • "Written by one Robert Draper to a Mr. Bilby, the shopping list includes pewter spoons, a frying pan, and “greenfish,” which is now known as unsalted cod. It also asks Mr. Bilby to send a “fireshovel” and “lights” to Copt Hall, which is 36 miles away on the other side of London."

    -- "384-Year-Old Shopping List Discovered Under Floorboards In Historic English Home" By Michael Gardiner (

    February 7, 2017

  • I knew that bilby was venerable, but I had no idea! This must be from before he was transported.

    February 7, 2017

  • Orright then, who needs a fireshovel?

    February 7, 2017