northern squawfish


: northern pikeminnow
Anglers can earn $3 to $5 a fish for catching northern squawfish, a native fish that has a bad reputation for gobbling endangered salmon and steelhead smolts.Spokesman Review (Spokane, Washington), 30 Aug. 1998

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of northern squawfish was in 1965

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“Northern squawfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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