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3 definitions found
 for bony fish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  menhaden \men*ha"den\, n. (Zool.)
     An American marine fish ({Brevoortia tyrannus) of the
     Herring family ({Clupeidae), chiefly valuable for its oil
     and as a component of fertilizers; -- called also
     mossbunker, bony fish, chebog, pogy, hardhead,
     whitefish, etc.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bony \Bon"y\ (b[=o]"n[y^]), a.
     1. Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining
        to bones.
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     2. Having large or prominent bones.
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     Bony fish (Zool.), the menhaden.
  
     Bony+pike+(Zool.),+the+gar+pike+({Lepidosteus">Bony pike (Zool.), the gar pike ({Lepidosteus).
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bony fish
      n 1: any fish of the class Osteichthyes

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