Definition of fingerfish in English:

fingerfish

nounPlural fingerfishes

  • A small silvery fish with a deep laterally compressed body, occurring in warm inshore and estuarine waters and popular in aquaria.

    Family Monodactylidae and genus Monodactylus: several species

    Also called moonfish

Origin

Late 18th century: from the genus name monodactylus, literally ‘single finger’.

Pronunciation

fingerfish

/ˈfɪŋɡəfɪʃ/