fish boil
1) a mass of fish attacking food or bait just below the surface. Also called boiling school
2) fish, potatoes and onions boiled in salted water, usually at a picnic
3) a skin eruption found on fishermen in prolonged contact with salt water

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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