Definitions for kingfishˈkɪŋˌfɪʃ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any of various large edible croakers, esp. of the genus Menticirrhus, of North American coastal waters.
Ref: king mackerel.
Informal. a person regarded as an authority.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Origin of kingfish:
the lean flesh of any of several fish caught off the Atlantic coast of the United States
cero, pintado, kingfish, Scomberomorus regalis(noun)
large edible mackerel of temperate United States coastal Atlantic waters
white croaker, chenfish, kingfish, Genyonemus lineatus(noun)
small silvery marine food fish found off California
any of several food and game fishes of the drum family indigenous to warm Atlantic waters of the North American coast
kingfish, Seriola grandis(noun)
large game fish of Australia and New Zealand
any of several food fishes of the genus Menticirrhus from the Atlantic
any of several similar fishes of the Pacific
an American marine food fish of the genus Menticirrus, especially M. saxatilis, or M. nebulosos, of the Atlantic coast; -- called also whiting, surf whiting, and barb
the common cero; also, the spotted cero. See Cero
Kingfish is an American rock band led by Matthew Kelly, a musician, singer, and songwriter who plays guitar and harmonica. Kelly co-founded Kingfish in 1973 with New Riders of the Purple Sage bass player Dave Torbert and fellow San Francisco Bay Area musicians Robbie Hoddinott, Chris Herold, and Mick Ward. However, Ward died in a car accident later that year, and was soon replaced by Barry Flast, another keyboardist from San Francisco. In 1974, Kingfish became more well known, and signed their first record contract, after Grateful Dead member Bob Weir, a long-time friend of Kelly's, joined the band. Weir toured with Kingfish and was a band member on their first two albums, Kingfish and Live 'n' Kickin'. When the Dead started touring again in 1976, Weir left Kingfish, along with Hoddinott and Herold, who were then replaced by Barry Flast, Michael O'Neill and Dave Perper. The lineup of the band continued to change, with Kelly and Torbert remaining at the core. Then, in 1979 Torbert and Kelly parted ways and Torbert formed a new lineup with Danny "Rio" DeGennaro and Michael O'Neill on guitars and sharing lead vocals. Also part of that lineup were drummer Steve Shive and Ralph Liberto. Dave Torbert died of a heart attack in 1982.
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