alligator fish

noun

: a sea poacher (as Podothecus acipenserinus) of the Pacific coast of North America

Word History

Etymology

so called from its covering of bony plates

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alligator fish was in 1882

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“Alligator fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alligator%20fish. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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