muttonfish

[muht-n-fish]

noun, plural (especially collectively) mut·ton·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mut·ton·fish·es.


Origin of muttonfish

1725–35, Americanism; mutton1 + fish, so called for its muttonlike taste
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