Definition of "tilefish" [tile•fish]

  • (noun) A reddish-blue percoid marine food fish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) of deep Atlantic waters, having a fleshy flap on the nape and small yellow spots on the upper sides and fins.

Use "tilefish" in a sentence

  • "The tilefish was a perfect expression of umami, had I not seen it prepared I would have sworn it was butter-poached."
  • "Suggested changes in fisheries management intended to reduce bycatch of sea turtles in the long-line fishery by pushing the fleet further offshore would increase the fishing pressure on red grouper and other ecosystem engineers, such as tilefish, found at greater depths, contends Coleman."
  • "There are simply four exotic species for this special population to avoid: shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish."

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