[ poo d-ing-wahyf ]
/ ˈpʊd ɪŋˌwaɪf /

noun, plural pud·ding·wives [poo d-ing-wahyvz] /ˈpʊd ɪŋˌwaɪvz/.

a bluish and bronze wrasse, Halichoeres radiatus, of the Atlantic coast from the Florida Keys to Brazil.

Origin of puddingwife

1725–35; compare late Middle English podyngwyf a woman who sells sausages. See pudding, wife
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