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driftfish

[drift-fish]
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noun, plural (especially collectively) drift·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) drift·fish·es.
  1. any of several butterfishes, especially of the genus Psenes, inhabiting tropical waters.

Origin of driftfish

First recorded in 1860–65; drift + fish
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