frostfish
Scabbard Scab"bard, n. [OE. scaubert, scauberk, OF. escaubers, escauberz, pl., scabbards, probably of German or Scan. origin; cf. Icel. sk[=a]lpr scabbard, and G. bergen to conceal. Cf. {Hauberk}.] The case in which the blade of a sword, dagger, etc., is kept; a sheath. [1913 Webster]

Nor in thy scabbard sheathe that famous blade. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

{Scabbard fish} (Zo["o]l.), a long, compressed, silver-colored t[ae]nioid fish ({Lepidopus argyreus} syn. {Lepidopus caudatus}), found on the European coasts, and more abundantly about New Zealand, where it is called {frostfish} and considered an excellent food fish. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(Morrhua pruinosa)


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  • frostfish — ☆ frostfish [frôst′fish΄ ] n. pl. frostfish or frostfishes (see FISH) 1. TOMCOD 2. any of various fishes that appear in the early fall …   English World dictionary

  • Frostfish — Frost fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The tomcod; so called because it is abundant on the New England coast in autumn at about the commencement of frost. See {Tomcod}. (b) The smelt. [Local, U. S.] (c) A name applied in New Zealand to the scabbard fish… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frostfish — Tomcod Tom cod , n. [Tom (see {Tomboy}) + cod: cf. F. tacaud whiting pout, American Indian tacaud, literally, plenty fish.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small edible American fish ({Microgadus tomcod}) of the Codfish family, very abundant in autumn on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frostfish — cutlass fish cutlass fish, cutlassfish cutlassfish . 1. (Zo[ o]l.) a peculiar, long, thin, marine fish ({Trichiurus lepturus}) of the southern United States and West Indies, having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp daggerlike teeth; called …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frostfish — /frawst fish , frost /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) frostfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) frostfishes. 1. either of two North American fishes, the tomcod of the Atlantic Ocean or the round whitefish, that appear when frost… …   Universalium

  • frostfish — atlantinė menkytė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Microgadus tomcod angl. Atlantic tomcod; frostfish rus. атлантический томкод ryšiai: platesnis terminas – amerikinės menkytės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • frostfish — uodegotoji kalavija statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lepidopus caudatus angl. buttersnock; frostfish; scabbard fish rus. хвостатая рыба сабля; хвостатый лепидоп ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • frostfish — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : tomcod 1a 2. : smelt 1a(1) 3. New Zealand : a scabbard fish (Lepidopus caudatus) * * * /frawst fish , frost /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) frostfish …   Useful english dictionary

  • frostfish — n. Tom cod (Morrhua pruinosa) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • North-Pacific frostfish — Taxobox name = North Pacific frostfish regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata class = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Trichiuridae genus = Benthodesmus species = B. pacificus binomial = Benthodesmus pacificus binomial authority = Parin… …   Wikipedia

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