fortescue

noun for·tes·cue \ˈfȯrtəˌskyü\
variants: less commonly

fortescure

\-yu̇r\ or

fortesque

\-yü\

Definition of fortescue

plural

-s

  1. :  an Australian scorpion fish (Centropogon australis) having along the back venomous erectile spines capable of inflicting painful wounds —called also forty-skewer, scorpion

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Origin and Etymology of fortescue

alteration (influenced by the proper name Fortescue) of forty-skewer


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