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

Word History


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

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“Puddingwife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puddingwife. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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