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Noun: butterfish  'bú-tu(r),fish
  1. Any of numerous small flat Atlantic food fish having smooth skin
  2. Small marine fish with a short compressed body and feeble spines
    - stromateid fish, stromateid
  3. Slippery scaleless food fish of the northern Atlantic coastal waters
    - rock gunnel, Pholis gunnellus

Derived forms: butterfishes

Type of: bracketed blenny, gunnel, percoid, percoid fish, percoidean, saltwater fish

Part of: family Stromateidae, genus Pholis, Pholis, Stromateidae

Encyclopedia: Butterfish