kingfish: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (king'fish"), [key]
— pl. -fish, -fish•es.
  1. any of several marine food fishes of the drum family, esp. of the genus Menticirrhus, found off the E coast of the U.S.
  2. Also calleda marine food fish, Genyonemus lineatus, found off the Californian coast.
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  4. a large game fish, Seriola grandis, found in Australia and New Zealand, closely related to the yellowtail.
  5. any of various other fishes noted esp. for their size.
  6. a person regarded as a leader or authority: a kingfish in Democratic party circles.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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