surffish

/serrf"fish'/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) surffish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) surffishes.
1. surfperch.
2. any of several sciaenoid fishes, as Umbrina roncador, inhabiting waters along the Pacific coast of North America.
3. See surf smelt.
[1880-85, Amer.; SURF + FISH]

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