oldwife

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noun old·wife \ˈōl(d)-ˌwīf\

Definition of oldwife

  1. 1 :  any of several marine fishes (as an alewife, menhaden, or triggerfish)

  2. 2 :  long-tailed duck

1588

First Known Use of oldwife

1588

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