frostfish

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

frost +‎ fish

NounEdit

frostfish (plural frostfishes or frostfish)

  1. The tomcod (so called because it is abundant on the New England coast in autumn at about the commencement of frost).
  2. (US, dialect) The smelt.
  3. (New Zealand) The scabbardfish.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 19 September 2013, at 14:28