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coalfish

[kohl-fish] /ˈkoʊlˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural coalfishes (especially collectively) coalfish.
1.
a sablefish.
2.
a pollack.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; coal + fish
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Examples for coalfish
  • Traditionally, other fish used for fish sticks include coalfish and hake.
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coalfish

/ˈkəʊlˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
a dark-coloured gadoid food fish, Pollachius virens, occurring in northern seas Also called (Brit) saithe, coley
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