: either of two brightly colored American killifishes:
: a killifish (Xenisma catenatum) of eastern Tennessee and the Ozark region
: a killifish (X. stellifer) of the Alabama river

Word History


probably from stud entry 2 + fish

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“Studfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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