frostfish

noun

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: any of a genus (Benthodesmus) of cutlass fish having a small, forked caudal fin and a spiny dorsal fin with numerous rays

Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of frostfish was in 1634

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“Frostfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frostfish. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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