[ skwaw-fish ]

noun,plural (especially collectively) squaw·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) squaw·fish·es.
  1. any of several large, voracious cyprinid fishes of the genus Ptychocheilus, inhabiting rivers of the western United States and Canada: The Colorado squawfish, P. lucius, is endangered.

Origin of squawfish

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; squaw + fish

Words Nearby squawfish

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