Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Bombay duck.

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  • n. Bombay duck (flesh of the edible lizardfish)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small marine Asiatic fish (Saurus ophidon) used in India as a relish; -- called also Bombay duck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small, glutinous, transparent teleostean fish, of about the size of a smelt, found on all the coasts of southern Asia, which when dried is much used as a relish by both Europeans and Indians, and facetiously called Bombay duck. It is the Harpodon nehereus, of the family Scopelidœ.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Marathi bombīla.

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  • It's a fish.

    January 2, 2012

  • Great word! I assumed it meant a sad buffalo, but no. It has its own web site.

    December 24, 2006