paddlefish

noun pad·dle·fish \ ˈpa-dᵊl-ˌfish \

Definition of paddlefish

: any of a family (Polyodontidae) of ganoid fishes; especially : a large food fish (Polyodon spathula) of the Mississippi River and its tributaries with a long paddle-shaped snout and with roe used in caviar

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First Known Use of paddlefish

1807


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