But"ter*fish` (?), n. Zool.

A name given to several different fishes, in allusion to their slippery coating of mucus, as the Stromateus triacanthus of the Atlantic coast, the Epinephelus punctatus of the southern coast, the rock eel, and the kelpfish of New Zealand.


© Webster 1913.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.