jacksmelt

noun
jack·​smelt | \ ˈjak-ˌsmelt How to pronounce jacksmelt (audio) \

Definition of jacksmelt

: a large silverside (Atherinopsis californiensis) of the Pacific coast of North America that is the chief commercial smelt of the California markets

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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