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Blackfish \Black"fish\, n. 1. (Zool.) A small kind of whale, of the genus Globicephalus, of several species. The most common is Globicephalus melas. Also sometimes applied to other whales of larger size. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) The tautog of New England (Tautoga). [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) The black sea bass (Centropristis atrarius) of the Atlantic coast. It is excellent food fish; -- locally called also black Harry. [1913 Webster] 4. (Zool.) A fish of southern Europe (Centrolophus pompilus) of the Mackerel family. [1913 Webster] 5. (Zool.) The female salmon in the spawning season. [1913 Webster] Note: The name is locally applied to other fishes. [1913 Webster]