bony fish


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

menhaden \men*ha"den\, n. (Zool.)
   An American marine fish (Brevoortia tyrannus) of the
   Herring family (Clupeidae), chiefly valuable for its oil
   and as a component of fertilizers; -- called also
   mossbunker, bony fish, chebog, pogy, hardhead,
   whitefish, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bony \Bon"y\ (b[=o]"n[y^]), a.
   1. Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining
      to bones.
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   2. Having large or prominent bones.
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   Bony fish (Zool.), the menhaden.

   Bony pike (Zool.), the gar pike (Lepidosteus).
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