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noun, plural fall·fish·es, (especially collectively) fall·fish.
  1. a large minnow, Semotilus corporalis, of eastern North America.
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Origin of fallfish

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; fall + fish
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Examples from the Web for fallfish

Historical Examples

  • An example of this is the little red "fallfish," found only in the mountain tributaries of the Savannah and the Tennessee.

    A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)

    David Starr Jordan

British Dictionary definitions for fallfish


noun plural -fish or -fishes
  1. a large North American freshwater cyprinid fish, Semotilus corporalis, resembling the chub
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