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Definition 1: small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for butterfish in the sense of this definition

(butterfish is a kind of ...) any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes

(... is a kind of butterfish ) small food fish of Atlantic coast

(... is a kind of butterfish ) smaller than Florida pompano; common in West Indies

(... is a kind of butterfish ) butterfish up to a foot long of Atlantic waters from Chesapeake Bay to Argentina

(... is a kind of butterfish ) small (6 inches) tropical butterfishes found worldwide

(... is a kind of butterfish ) larger butterfishes of the western Atlantic from the New York area to the northern Gulf of Mexico

(... is a kind of butterfish ) blackish fish of New England waters

(butterfish is a part of ...) any of numerous small flat Atlantic food fish having smooth skin

(... is a member of butterfish) butterfishes: harvest fishes; dollar fishes

Definition 2: slippery scaleless food fish of the northern Atlantic coastal waters - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for butterfish in the sense of this definition

(butterfish is a kind of ...) small eellike fishes common in shallow waters of the northern Atlantic

(butterfish is a part of ...) any of numerous small flat Atlantic food fish having smooth skin

(... is a member of butterfish) type genus of the Pholidae: gunnels

Definition 3: any of numerous small flat Atlantic food fish having smooth skin - [noun denoting food]

(butterfish is a kind of ...) flesh of fish from the sea used as food

(... is part of butterfish) slippery scaleless food fish of the northern Atlantic coastal waters

(... is part of butterfish) small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines

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