Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various fishes such as the alewife and the menhaden.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cowl for a chimney, to prevent its smoking.
  • noun The long-tailed sea-duck, Harelda glacialis, of the family Anatidæ and the subfamily Fuligulinæ.
  • noun In ichthyology, one of several different fishes.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The local name of various fishes, as the European black sea bream (Cantharus lineatus), the American alewife, etc.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A tropical Atlantic fish (Bessy cerca).
  • noun (Zoöl.) A common long-tailed sea duck (Clangula hyemalis) of the northern parts of the US; also called old squaw.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States
  • noun tropical Atlantic fish

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Examples

  • As these are in the freshes, so the salts afford at certain times of the year many other kinds of fish in infinite shoals, such as the oldwife, a fish not much unlike a herring, and the sheepshead, a sort of fish which they esteem in the number of their best.

    The Bounty of the Chesapeake Fishing in Colonial Virginia

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    January 2, 2012