lookdown fish

noun
variants: or less commonly lookdown
plural -s

Definition of lookdown fish

: any of several deep-bodied compressed silvery carangid fishes comprising a genus (Argyreiosus) widely distributed in warm seas and having high truncated foreheads

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First Known Use of lookdown fish

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lookdown fish

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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 19 Jan. 2022.

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