nounplural noun kingfish, plural noun kingfishes
Any of a number of large sporting fish, many of which are edible.
a fish of the jack family (Carangidae), including the yellowtail kingfish (Seriola grandis) of the South Pacific.
('northern kingfish') a fish of the drum family (Menticirrhus saxatilis, family Sciaenidae), of the east coast of North America.
a western Atlantic fish of the mackerel family (Scomberomorus cavalla, family Scombridae).‘Trio of hapuka, salmon and kingfish each individually prepared and presented on a large platter.’
- ‘The menu board also features Caribbean classics like oxtail stew, red snapper, kingfish and curried goat.’
- ‘At night, as you dine by oil lamp on kingfish, pilau rice and tropical fruits, the fishing boats set forth once more like Viking ships, their prows cutting through the waves and paddles fighting with the swell.’
- ‘At Jake's we had crab and akee on toast, followed by kingfish in coconut cream, and wondered whether to make an appointment with the bicycling masseur Joshua Stein.’
- ‘Even when promptly gutted, cleaned, cut into steaks or fillets and then shoved into ice, kingfish is best eaten the day it is caught.’