1. kingfish

noun. any of several food and game fishes of the drum family indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American coast.


  • genus Menticirrhus
  • Menticirrhus

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2. kingfish

noun. large game fish of Australia and New Zealand.


  • jack

3. kingfish

noun. large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters.


  • pintado
  • Scomberomorus regalis
  • Scomberomorus
  • cero
  • Spanish mackerel

4. kingfish

noun. small silvery marine food fish found off California.


  • Genyonemus lineatus
  • Genyonemus
  • croaker
  • genus Genyonemus
  • chenfish

5. kingfish

noun. the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States.


  • Scomberomorus regalis
  • saltwater fish
  • cero

Sentences with kingfish

1. Verb, base form
The species most-often caught and the best months to fish for them include: blue marlin, May through October; white marlin, January through April; and, finally, kingfish, May through July.

2. Adjective
Catch a charter in Islamorada, the "Sports Fishing Capital of the World" to head inshore for tarpon and bonefish or set out into the Gulf Stream for marlin, kingfish and tuna.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Whiting are ocean-dwelling fish that are sometimes called mullet or southern kingfish.