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Definition of WEAKFISH

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squeteague \sque*teague"\ (skw[-e]*t[=e]g"), n. [From the North American Indian name.] (Zool.) An American sciaenoid fish ({Cynoscion regalis}), abundant on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and much valued as a food fish. It is of a bright silvery color, with iridescent reflections. Called also {weakfish}, {squitee}, {chickwit}, and {sea trout}. The spotted squeteague ({Cynoscion nebulosus}) of the Southern United States is a similar fish, but the back and upper fins are spotted with black. It is called also {spotted weakfish} and {squit}, and, locally, {sea trout}, and {sea salmon}. See also under {squitee}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Weakfish \Weak"fish`\, n. (Zool.)
     Any fish of the genus {Cynoscion}; a squeteague; -- so called from its tender mouth. See {Squeteague}. [1913 Webster]

     {Spotted weakfish} (Zool.), the spotted squeteague. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]


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