[poo d-ing-wahyf]

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.

Nearby words

  1. pudding,
  2. pudding club,
  3. pudding stone,
  4. pudding-pipe tree,
  5. puddinghead,
  6. puddle,
  7. puddle-jumper,
  8. puddling,
  9. puddock,
  10. pudency

Origin of puddingwife

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

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