[ top-smelt ]
/ ˈtɒpˌsmɛlt /
noun, plural top·smelts, (especially collectively) top·smelt.
a silversides, Atherinops affinis, of waters along the Pacific coast of North America: valued as a food fish.
- topsail schooner,
Origin of topsmelt
Also called baysmelt.
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