fish·​pond ˈfish-ˌpänd How to pronounce fishpond (audio)
: a pond stocked with fish

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The deed ensures the fishpond will be used for conservation and Native Hawaiian education, aquaculture, and stewardship. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 The new owner is Mālama Hulēʻia, a nonprofit that has been restoring the fishpond for the last four years. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 The fishpond is also known as the Menehune Fishpond. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 Hawaii history and is seen as the resort's cultural concierge offering special talks to guests by the edge of a historic fishpond. Roger Sands, Forbes, 27 Sep. 2021 At one end of the village was a bamboo grove; at the other was a fishpond. Michael Luo, The New Yorker, 23 Aug. 2021 Indulge in a Blue Agave Butter massage on a treatment bed set above glass cutouts in the floor, revealing the fishpond below. Michelle Stansbury, Marie Claire, 3 Dec. 2020 The 125-acre fishpond is a form of sustainable fishery management, which dates back 800 years. New York Times, 7 Jan. 2020 Aquaculture is ancestral in Hawaii, where fishponds were common for generations. Adam Skolnick, Longreads, 12 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fishpond was in the 14th century

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“Fishpond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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