lumpfish

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noun lump·fish \ˈləmp-ˌfish\

Definition of lumpfish

  1. :  a northern Atlantic usually greenish fish (Cyclopterus lumpus of the family Cyclopteridae) having rows of nodules on the body and eggs used as a caviar

Origin and Etymology of lumpfish

obsolete English lump lumpfish (probably from Dutch lomp blenny, loach) + English fish


First Known Use: circa 1620


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