Definition of glassfish in English:


nounPlural glassfishes

  • A small fish with an almost transparent body.

    an elongated marine fish of the West Pacific (Salangichthys microdon, family Salangidae), eaten as a delicacy in Japan.

    a marine or freshwater fish which is popular in aquaria (genus Chanda, family Centropomidae), including the Indian glassfish (C. ranga).

    • ‘The reef earns its good reputation with large gorgonian fan corals up to 3m across and cornetfish, groupers and glassfish in abundance.’
    • ‘They cruise lazily but can burst into action when hunting their normal prey glassfish and sweepers.’
    • ‘Groups of blue-finned trevally terrorised the glassfish and fusiliers as they hunted for their meal.’
    • ‘Clouds of glassfish and upside-down fish inhabit shaded corners.’
    • ‘Two huge grouper had made the forecastle home, and inside were glassfish and their worst nightmare - lionfish.’