saithe

noun
\ ˈsāth How to pronounce saithe (audio) , ˈsāt͟h \
plural saithe

Definition of saithe

Examples of saithe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some species, such as saithe, tended to break their spines and bleed internally when shocked; others, such as cod, struggled much less. Ferris Jabr, Hakai Magazine, 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of saithe

1632, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for saithe

of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse seithr coalfish

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“Saithe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saithe. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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