bottom-fish

bottom fish

noun
any of certain fishes that live at or near the bottom of a body of water, as certain of the cod and related species, the flatfishes, and catfishes.
Also called ground fish.
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bottom-fish

[bot-uhm-fish]
verb (used without object)
to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.


Origin:
1840–50

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