puddingwife

puddingwife

[pood-ing-wahyf]
noun, plural puddingwives [pood-ing-wahyvz] .
a bluish and bronze wrasse, Halichoeres radiatus, of the Atlantic coast from the Florida Keys to Brazil.

Origin:
1725–35; compare late Middle English podyngwyf a woman who sells sausages. See pudding, wife

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