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

  • n. A marine food and game fish (Cynoscion regalis) of North American Atlantic waters. Also called squeteague.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several species of game fish, of the genus Cynoscion, found in North American waters

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any fish of the genus Cynoscion; a squeteague; -- so called from its tender mouth. See squeteague.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sciænoid fish of the genus Cynoscion (formerly Otolithus), as the squeteague: so called because it has a tender mouth, and cannot pull hard when hooked.

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

  • n. lean flesh of food and game fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States
  • n. food and game fish of North American coastal waters with a mouth from which hooks easily tear out


Obsolete Dutch weekvis : week, soft (from Middle Dutch weec; see weik-2 in Indo-European roots) + Dutch vis, fish (from Middle Dutch).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
weak +‎ fish (Wiktionary)



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