Etymology
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jewfish (n.)

1670s, from Jew (n.) + fish (n.). A guess at the name from 1690s suggests it is so called for being a "clean" fish according to Levitical laws.

updated on February 01, 2016

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Definitions of jewfish from WordNet

jewfish (n.)
large important food fish of Australia; almost indistinguishable from the maigre;
Synonyms: mulloway / Sciaena antarctica
jewfish (n.)
large dark grouper with a thick head and rough scales;
Synonyms: Mycteroperca bonaci
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