jacksmelt

jacksmelt

[jak-smelt]
noun, plural jacksmelts (especially collectively) jacksmelt.
a large silversides, Atherinopsis californiensis, found along the coast of California, that grows to a length of 22 inches (55 cm).

Origin:
1945–50; jack1 + smelt2

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

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