Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Codfish cured by dunning, especially for use on the table uncooked.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Codfish cured in a particular manner, so as to be of a superior quality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A kind of cured codfish.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

dun +‎ fish, from its colour.

Examples

  • Dark and dry as one of his own dunfish on a Labrador flake, or a seal-skin in an Esquimaux hut, he seemed entirely exempt from one of the great trinity of temptations; and, granting him a safe deliverance from the world and the devil, he had very little to fear from the flesh.

    My Summer with Dr. Singletary Part 2, from Volume V., the Works of Whittier: Tales and Sketches

  • Dark and dry as one of his own dunfish on a Labrador flake, or a seal-skin in an Esquimaux hut, he seemed entirely exempt from one of the great trinity of temptations; and, granting him a safe deliverance from the world and the devil, he had very little to fear from the flesh.

    The Complete Works of Whittier

  • Dark and dry as one of his own dunfish on a Labrador flake, or a seal-skin in an Esquimaux hut, he seemed entirely exempt from one of the great trinity of temptations; and, granting him a safe deliverance from the world and the devil, he had very little to fear from the flesh.

    Tales and Sketches, Complete Volume V., the Works of Whittier: Tales and Sketches

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