Patagonian toothfish


Definition of 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

First Known Use of Patagonian toothfish

1988, in the meaning defined above

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“Patagonian toothfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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