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[skwaw-fish] /ˈskwɔˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) squawfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) squawfishes.
any of several large, voracious cyprinid fishes of the genus Ptychocheilus, inhabiting rivers of the western U.S. and Canada: the Colorado squawfish, P. lucius, is endangered.
a viviparous perch, Embiotoca lateralis, living off the Pacific Coast of the U.S.
Origin of squawfish
1880-85, Americanism; squaw + fish Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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