1. moonfish

noun. large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean.


  • Lampris
  • opah
  • malacopterygian
  • Lampris regius
  • genus Lampris

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2. moonfish

noun. any of several silvery marine fishes with very flat bodies.


  • horsefish
  • lookdown fish
  • dollarfish
  • Selene setapinnis
  • horsehead
  • Selene vomer
  • horse-head
  • Atlantic moonfish
  • carangid fish
  • lookdown

Example sentences of the word moonfish

1. Adjective
Season the moonfish steak or fillet to taste and place it in the steamer.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Season the moonfish to taste if you didn't use a marinade and coat it with oil.

3. Foreign word
Similar to swordfish, moonfish is most often cut into thick steak fillets.