stockfish

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noun stock·fish \-ˌfish\

Definition of stockfish

  1. :  fish (as cod, haddock, or hake) dried hard in the open air without salt

Origin and Etymology of stockfish

Middle English stokfish, from Middle Dutch stocvisch, from stoc stick + visch fish


First Known Use: 13th century


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