lookdown fish

noun

variants or less commonly lookdown
plural -s
: any of several deep-bodied compressed silvery carangid fishes comprising a genus (Argyreiosus) widely distributed in warm seas and having high truncated foreheads

Word History

Etymology

look down

First Known Use

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lookdown fish was circa 1882

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“Lookdown fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lookdown%20fish. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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