Patagonian toothfish


: a large, long-lived, deep-sea toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) that occurs in cold waters of the southern Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans and is caught commercially for food

called also Chilean sea bass

compare antarctic toothfish

Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Patagonian toothfish was in 1988

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“Patagonian toothfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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