coalfish

noun
coal·​fish | \ ˈkōl-ˌfish How to pronounce coalfish (audio) \

Definition of coalfish

: any of several blackish or dark-backed fishes (such as a pollack, cobia, or sablefish)

First Known Use of coalfish

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Coalfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coalfish. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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