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acetabulum any of the suction cups on the arms of an octopus, or similar appendages, as on leeches or certain fish. [1/2 definitions]
air bladder an air-filled sac in various animals and plants, esp. such a structure located near the spine of certain fish that functions to maintain buoyancy by regulating hydrostatic pressure. (See swim bladder.)
alewife1 a small fish, related to the herring and resembling the shad, found in North America in the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes.
anchovy any of various small, herringlike fish, used for food and found in the Mediterranean Sea.
angle2 to fish with hook and line. [1/2 definitions]
angler an Angler fish. [1/3 definitions]
aquaculture the cultivation of water plants, fish, shellfish, and other aquatic animals in controlled freshwater or saltwater environments.
arapaima a very large edible fish of the rivers of the Amazon region.
aspic1 a gelatin, usu. of meat or fish stock, used as a garnish for fish or meat or to make a mold of various foods.
béarnaise sauce a sauce made of butter, egg yolks, shallots, vinegar, and herbs, served over meat or fish.
bioluminescence the emission of light produced naturally by certain kinds of insects, fish, or bacteria, or such light itself.
bleak2 a small European river fish whose silvery scales are used to make artificial pearls.
bluefish a blue-colored game and food fish found in temperate Atlantic waters of the North and South American coast. [1/2 definitions]
bobber a bouyant object that can be attached to a fishing line, which alerts one to the presence of a fish at the bait.
boneless of meat or fish, with bones removed.
bouillabaisse a stew containing a variety of fish and shellfish, often cooked with saffron.
bourride (French) a stew from the south of France made with fish, vegetables, and white wine, flavored and thickened with mayonnaise containing crushed garlic, and served over bread.
bowfin a primitive, carnivorous freshwater fish found in eastern North America that has a rounded tail and a long fin on its back.
bream1 any of several types of freshwater fish with a deep, flat body and silver color. [2 definitions]
brisling a small fish of the northeastern Atlantic; sprat.
broth water in which meat, fish, grain, or vegetables have been boiled, often used as a base for soup.