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Frostfish

• (n.) The tomcod; -- so called because it is abundant on the New England coast in autumn at about the commencement of frost. See Tomcod. • (n.) A name applied in New Zealand to the scabbard fish (Lepidotus) valued as a food fish. • (n.) The smelt.
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Frostfish

Frost`fish' noun (Zoology) (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 ( Lepidotus
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