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puddingwife

[poo d-ing-wahyf] /ˈpʊd ɪŋˌwaɪf/
noun, plural puddingwives
[poo d-ing-wahyvz] /ˈpʊd ɪŋˌwaɪvz/ (Show IPA)
1.
a bluish and bronze wrasse, Halichoeres radiatus, of the Atlantic coast from the Florida Keys to Brazil.
Origin
late Middle English
1725-1735
1725-35; compare late Middle English podyngwyf a woman who sells sausages. See pudding, wife
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