blackfin

[blak-fin]

noun

a cisco, Coregonus nigripinnis, found in the Great Lakes.

Nearby words

  1. blackett, patrick maynard stuart,
  2. blackface,
  3. blackfeet,
  4. blackfellow,
  5. blackfellow's bread,
  6. blackfire,
  7. blackfish,
  8. blackfly,
  9. blackfoot,
  10. blackguard

Origin of blackfin

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75; black + fin1

Also called blackfin cisco.

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