ladyfish

[ley-dee-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) ladyfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) ladyfishes.
a game fish, Elops saurus, of warm seas, closely related to but smaller than the tarpon.
Also called tenpounder.


Origin:
1705–15; lady + fish

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Ladyfish population abundances in the park were cyclic, peaking about every five years.
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