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English noun: kingfish

1. kingfish (food) the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States

Broader (hypernym)saltwater fish

Part meronymcero, kingfish, kingfish, pintado, Scomberomorus regalis

2. kingfish (animal) large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters

Synonymscero, pintado, Scomberomorus regalis

Broader (hypernym)Spanish mackerel

Part holonymkingfish

Member meronymgenus Scomberomorus, Scomberomorus

3. kingfish (animal) small silvery marine food fish found off California

Synonymschenfish, Genyonemus lineatus, white croaker

Broader (hypernym)croaker

Member meronymgenus Genyonemus, Genyonemus

4. kingfish (animal) any of several food and game fishes of the drum family indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American coast

Broader (hypernym)whiting

Part holonymkingfish

Member meronymgenus Menticirrhus, Menticirrhus

5. kingfish (animal) large game fish of Australia and New Zealand

SynonymsSeriola grandis

Broader (hypernym)jack

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