Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Polynemus paradoxus, a fish found in the East Indies.
  • noun A fish, Polynemus paradiseus, of a golden color, with free pectoral rays, of which the upper three are about twice as long as the entire fish; the tupsee.

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Examples

  • When the sun drove him indoors, (which happened sooner than he had promised himself, before he had learned by experience what the hot season was,) he went to his bath and toilette, and then to breakfast; "at which we support nature under the exhausting effects of the climate by means of plenty of eggs, mango-fish, snipe-pies, and frequently a hot beefsteak.

    Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay Volume 1

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