any of certain fishes that live at or near the bottom of a body of water, as certain of the cod and related species, the flatfishes, and catfishes. Also called ground fish.
bot•tom-fishPronunciation: (bot'um fish"), [key]
to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom. Also,ground-fish.
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