fish·​pond | \ ˈfish-ˌpänd How to pronounce fishpond (audio) \

Definition of fishpond

: a pond stocked with fish

Examples of fishpond in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Suddenly motivated, farmers set records in grain production, while opening up orchards, vegetable plots and fishponds. Ian Johnson, New York Times, 26 Sep. 2019 Springs dried up, fishponds filled in with mud washed down from the uplands, reefs were likewise smothered, and communities were forced to retreat or breakup, their members scattered to work in the wage economy elsewhere. Wade Graham, Smithsonian, 31 Aug. 2019 One terrible example was the coastal hamlet of Palaʻau, whose people had once done well with fishponds, fishing, and farming. Wade Graham, Smithsonian, 31 Aug. 2019 There's also a natural fishpond on the grounds of this pet-friendly trailer park and lots of trails nearby. Rosemary Mcclure,, 30 June 2019

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First Known Use of fishpond

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Fishpond.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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