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

First Known Use of jacksmelt

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Jacksmelt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jacksmelt. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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