singingfish

singingfish

[sing-ing-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) singingfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) singingfishes.
midshipman ( def 3 ).

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; singing + fish; so called because of the humming sound it produces with its air bladder

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