oldwife

oldwife

n. 1. (Zol.) The local name of various fishes, as the European black sea bream (Cantharus lineatus), the American alewife, etc.
[WordNet 1.5]

2. (Zol.) A tropical Atlantic fish (Bessy cerca). [wns=1]
Syn. -- queen triggerfish, Bessy cerca, oldwench, Balistes vetula.
[1913 Webster]

3. (Zol.) A common long-tailed sea duck (Clangula hyemalis) of the northern parts of the US; also called old squaw. [wns=2]
Syn. -- old squaw, Clangula hyemalis.
[WordNet 1.5]

 

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