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frostfish

[frawst-fish, frost-] /ˈfrɔstˌfɪʃ, ˈfrɒst-/
noun, plural (especially collectively) frostfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) frostfishes.
1.
either of two North American fishes, the tomcod of the Atlantic Ocean or the round whitefish, that appear when frost sets in.
Origin of frostfish
1625-1635
An Americanism dating back to 1625-35; frost + fish
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