coalfish

noun

coal·​fish ˈkōl-ˌfish How to pronounce coalfish (audio)
: any of several blackish or dark-backed fishes (such as a pollack, cobia, or sablefish)

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coalfish was in the 14th century

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“Coalfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coalfish. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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