coalfish

[kohl-fish]

Origin of coalfish

First recorded in 1595–1605; coal + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for coalfish

coalfish

noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. a dark-coloured gadoid food fish, Pollachius virens, occurring in northern seasAlso called (Brit): saithe, coley
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