kalkvis

noun
kalk·​vis | \ ˈkälkˌfis \
plural -es

Definition of kalkvis

: any of several frostfish (especially Benthodesmus tenius and B. elongatus)

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History and Etymology for kalkvis

Afrikaans, from kalk lime (from Dutch, from Middle Dutch calc) + vis fish, from Dutch, from Middle Dutch visch; akin to Old High German kalk lime and to Old High German fisc fish

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“Kalkvis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kalkvis. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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