stockfish

[ stok-fish ]
/ ˈstɒkˌfɪʃ /

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

fish, as the cod or haddock, cured by splitting and drying in the air without salt.

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Origin of stockfish

1250–1300; Middle English stocfish<Middle Dutch stocvisch.See stock, fish
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British Dictionary definitions for stockfish

stockfish
/ (ˈstɒkˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

fish, such as cod or haddock, cured by splitting and drying in the air

Word Origin for stockfish

C13: of uncertain origin. Perhaps from stock (in the sense: stem, tree trunk) because it was dried on wooden racks. Compare Middle Dutch stocvisch
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