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[jak-smelt] /ˈdʒækˌsmɛlt/
noun, plural jacksmelts (especially collectively) jacksmelt.
1.
a large silversides, Atherinopsis californiensis, found along the coast of California, that grows to a length of 22 inches (55 cm).
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; jack1 + smelt2
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jacksmelt

/ˈdʒækˌsmɛlt/
noun (pl) -smelts, -smelt
1.
a marine teleost food fish, Atherinopsis californiensis, of American coastal waters of the North Pacific: family Atherinidae (silversides)
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