Meaning of skilfish in English:

skilfish

Pronunciation /?sk?lf??/

nounskilfish, skilfishes

  • A large fish of the North Pacific which is an important food fish in Japan.

    Erilepis zonifer, family Anoplopomatidae

    ‘Sturgeon, Pacific cod, rockfishes, skilfish and schooling sablefish will swim above and below the tunnel.’
    • ‘The skilfish, Erilepis zonifer, is restricted to the continental shelfs and does not enter deep water.’
    • ‘It isn't actually a cod at all but a member of the skilfish family, and its white, large-flaked meat is sweet and so rich it makes salmon seem lean.’
    • ‘Sablefish is also known as Alaska cod, butterfish, coalfish, and skilfish.’
    • ‘From plain old cod, which is not true at all, to Sablefish, butterfish and skilfish, this species has a number of names.’

Origin

Late 19th century from Haida sqil.