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puddingwife

[ pood-ing-wahyf ]
/ ˈpʊd ɪŋˌwaɪf /
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noun, plural pud·ding·wives [pood-ing-wahyvz]. /ˈpʊd ɪŋˌwaɪvz/.
a bluish and bronze wrasse, Halichoeres radiatus, of the Atlantic coast from the Florida Keys to Brazil.
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Origin of puddingwife

First recorded in 1725–35; compare late Middle English podyngwyf “a woman who sells sausages”; see pudding, wife
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