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Tile
tile cutter
Tile drain
Tile earth
Tile kiln
Tile ore
Tile red
tile roof
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TILE; TILING
Tiled
Tiler
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TILGATH-PILNESER
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tilefish definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: important marine food fishes [syn: blanquillo, tilefish]
2: yellow-spotted violet food fish of warm deep waters [syn: tilefish, Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: tile- modification of New Latin Lopholatilus Date: 1881 any of various marine bony fishes (family Malacanthidae) used as food; especially a large fish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) of deep waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico with a fleshy appendage on the head and yellow spots on the upper body and some of its fins

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Tilefish Tile"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) A large, edible, deep-water food fish (Lopholatilus cham[ae]leonticeps) more or less thickly covered with large, round, yellow spots. Note: It was discovered off the Eastern coast of the United States in 1880, and was abundant in 1881, but is believed to have become extinct in 1882.




 


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