fish scale
1) any pattern or design resembling fish scales. See fish scales
2) a fish\'s scale
3) slang for uncut cocaine
4) a diminutive five-cent silver coin minted 1865-1947 (Newfoundland)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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