plural puddingwives

Definition of puddingwife

: a large blue and bronze wrasse (Iridio radiata) of Florida and the West Indies south to Brazil

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History and Etymology for puddingwife

from obsolete English, woman who sells sausage, from Middle English podyngwyf, from podyng, pudding blood sausage + wyf, wif woman

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“Puddingwife.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puddingwife. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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