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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bluefish \Blue"fish`\, n. (Zool.) 1. A large voracious fish (Pomatomus saitatrix), of the family Carangid[ae], valued as a food fish, and widely distributed on the American coast. On the New Jersey and Rhode Island coast it is called the horse mackerel, in Virginia saltwater tailor, or skipjack. [1913 Webster] 2. A West Indian fish (Platyglossus radiatus), of the family Labrid[ae]. [1913 Webster] Note: The name is applied locally to other species of fishes; as the cunner, sea bass, squeteague, etc. [1913 Webster]