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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 men·ha·den n. Zool. An American marine fish (Brevoortia tyrannus) of the Herring family (Clupeidae), chiefly valuable for its oil and as a component of fertilizers; -- called also mossbunker, bony fish, chebog, pogy, hardhead, whitefish, etc.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bon·y a.
 1. Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones.
 2. Having large or prominent bones.
 Bony fish Zool., the menhaden.
 Bony pike Zool., the gar pike (Lepidosteus).
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 bony fish
      n : any fish of the class Osteichthyes