stockfish

stockfish

[stok-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) stockfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) stockfishes.
fish, as the cod or haddock, cured by splitting and drying in the air without salt.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English stocfish < Middle Dutch stocvisch. See stock, fish

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stockfish (ˈstɒkˌfɪʃ)
 
n , pl -fish, -fishes
fish, such as cod or haddock, cured by splitting and drying in the air
 
[C13: of uncertain origin. Perhaps from stock (in the sense: stem, tree trunk) because it was dried on wooden racks. Compare Middle Dutch stocvisch]

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