cottonwick

[kot-n-wik]

noun

a grunt, Haemulon melanurum, of warm Atlantic seas.

Nearby words

  1. cottonseed cake,
  2. cottonseed meal,
  3. cottonseed oil,
  4. cottontail,
  5. cottonweed,
  6. cottonwood,
  7. cottony,
  8. cottony-cushion scale,
  9. cottus,
  10. cotula

Origin of cottonwick

First recorded in 1670–80; cotton + wick1

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