Any of several species of marine fish, so called for a blueish element in their colouring. 1.The pampelmoesie, Stromateus fiatola.2. Either of two species of sea chub of the Kyphosidae: a.Kyphosus bigibbus;see also bastard Jacob Evertson sense (b) (Jacob Evertson sense 3);b.K. cinerascens.3. Either of two species of seabream of the Sparidae, Pachymetopon spp.: a.the bronze bream (sense b), P. grande;b.the Hottentot (nounsense 2 a), P. aeneum.
1905H.E.B. Brooking inE. London Dispatch 7 Aug. 2The blue fish is partly herbivorous, partly carnivorous in its feeding, and, so far as I know, is only caught with ascidion (rock-bait) upon our part of the coast.
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