<zoology> An American sciaenoid fish (Cynoscion regalis), abundant on the Atlantic coast of the United States, and much valued as a food fish. It is of a bright silvery colour, with iridescent reflections. Called also weakfish, squitee, chickwit, and sea trout. The spotted squeteague (C. Nebulosus) of the Southern United States is a similar fish, but the back and upper fins are spotted with black. It is called also spotted weakfish, and, locally, sea trout, and sea salmon.
Origin: from the North American Indian name.
(01 Mar 1998)
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