Bombay Duck
not a duck but a strong-tasting and stinky delicacy of the western coast of India, sun-dried and salted Harpadon nehereus (Harpadontidae). It keeps a long time if kept dry and can be crumbled over stews and curries. The name may come from Bombay Dak (the Bombay Mail train) that would smell of this odiferous fish

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Bombay duck — Duck Duck, n. [OE. duke, doke. See {Duck}, v. t. ] 1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily {Anatin[ae]}, family {Anatid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided into {river ducks} and {sea ducks}. Among the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bombay duck — Taxobox name = Bombay duck regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Aulopiformes familia = Synodontidae genus = Harpadon species = H. nehereus binomial = Harpadon nehereus binomial authority = (Hamilton, 1822)The Bombay …   Wikipedia

  • bombay duck — n. a dried fish, esp. bummalo, usu. eaten with curried dishes. Etymology: corrupt. of bombil: see BUMMALO * * * Bombay duck 7 [Bombay duck Bombay ducks] [ˌbɒmbeɪ ˈdʌk] [ˌbɑːmbeɪ ˈdʌk] no …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bombay duck — Bummalo Bum ma*lo, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine Asiatic fish ({Saurus ophidon}) used in India as a relish; called also {Bombay duck}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bombay duck — 1. a small lizardfish, Harpadon nehereus, inhabiting river mouths and estuaries of Asia. 2. (in India) the flesh of this fish, impregnated with asafetida, dried, salted, and used as a condiment or relish, esp. with curry. Also called bummalo.… …   Universalium

  • Bombay duck — noun the bummalo (fish), dried and eaten as an accompaniment to curries. Origin C19: alt. of bummalo by assoc. with the city of Bombay in India, from which bummalo were exported; the reason for the use of the term duck is unknown …   English new terms dictionary

  • Bombay duck — /bɒmbeɪ ˈdʌk/ (say bombay duk) noun a dried fish (the bummalo), eaten as a savoury with curries …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bombay duck —   n. preserved flesh of pike like marine fish of East …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Japanese Bombay duck — japoninė lenktadantė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Harpadon microchir angl. Japanese Bombay duck; tinyfin Bombay duck rus. японский бомбиль ryšiai: platesnis terminas – lenktadantės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • tinyfin Bombay duck — japoninė lenktadantė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Harpadon microchir angl. Japanese Bombay duck; tinyfin Bombay duck rus. японский бомбиль ryšiai: platesnis terminas – lenktadantės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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