fallfish

[ fawl-fish ]
/ ˈfɔlˌfɪʃ /
|

noun, plural fall·fish·es, (especially collectively) fall·fish.

a large minnow, Semotilus corporalis, of eastern North America.

Nearby words

  1. fallboard,
  2. fallen,
  3. fallen arch,
  4. fallen timbers,
  5. faller,
  6. fallibility,
  7. fallible,
  8. falling,
  9. falling action,
  10. falling band

Origin of fallfish

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; fall + fish

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for fallfish



British Dictionary definitions for fallfish

fallfish

/ (ˈfɔːlˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

a large North American freshwater cyprinid fish, Semotilus corporalis, resembling the chub
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012