blackfish

Primary Meanings of blackfish

1.
n
small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school
2.
n
large dark-colored food fish of the Atlantic coast of North America
3.
n
female salmon that has recently spawned
Full Definitions of blackfish
1

n small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school

Synonyms:
Globicephala melaena, black whale, common blackfish, pilot whale
Type of:
dolphin
any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
2

n large dark-colored food fish of the Atlantic coast of North America

Synonyms:
Tautoga onitis, tautog
Type of:
wrasse
chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
3

n female salmon that has recently spawned

Type of:
salmon
any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn