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driftfish

[ drift-fish ]
/ ˈdrɪftˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) drift·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) drift·fish·es.

any of several butterfishes, especially of the genus Psenes, inhabiting tropical waters.

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Origin of driftfish

First recorded in 1860–65; drift + fish
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