fish-pond
1) a freshwater pond in which fish are kept
2) an enclosed or gated coastal body of water used in aquaculture, e.g. in Hawaii for milkfish and bonefish. Fish enter on tides, through a gate or are stocked
3) the sea (jocular)
4) a depression in a card table where fish-shaped counters are kept
5) an attraction at a fair where miniature fishing gear is used to hook fish-shaped tokens from a small pool to win prizes
6) the female genitalia (U.S. slang mid-1900s)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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