Meaning of butterfish

but•ter•fish

Pronunciation: (but'ur-fish"), [key]
— pl. -fish•es, -fish.
  1. a small, flattened, marine food fish, Peprilus triacanthus, of Atlantic coastal waters of the U.S., having very small scales and smooth skin.
  2. the rock gunnel. See under.
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