Definition of Frostfish

1. n. The tomcod; -- so called because it is abundant on the New England coast in autumn at about the commencement of frost. See Tomcod.

Definition of Frostfish

1. Noun. The tomcod (so called because it is abundant on the New England coast in autumn at about the commencement of frost). ¹

2. Noun. (US dialect) The smelt. ¹

3. Noun. (NZ) The scabbardfish. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Frostfish

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Medical Definition of Frostfish

1. The tomcod; so called because it is abundant on the new England coast in autumn at about the commencement of frost. See Tomcod. The smelt. A name applied in New Zealand to the scabbard fish (Lepidotus) valued as a food fish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frostfish

frost up
frostberg inverted-three sign
frostbird
frostbirds
frostbit
frostbite
frostbites
frostbiting
frostbitings
frostbitten
frosted
frosted bat
frosted heart
frosted liver
frosteds
frostfish (current term)
frostfishes
frostier
frostiest
frostily
frostiness
frostinesses
frosting
frostinglike
frostings
frostless
frostlike
frostline
frostlines
frostnip

Literary usage of Frostfish

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1. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"In New Zealand, where it is known as the frostfish, the scabbard fish is highly esteemed for its flesh, which is white, rich, firm, and tender, ..."

2. The Call of the Surf by Van Campen Heilner, Frank Stick (1920)
"Earliest to appear in the spring, and the last to leave in early winter the frostfish or hake, and the ling, as they are commonly called, offer some excuse ..."

3. The Consolidated Laws of the State of New York, 1909 by New York (State). (1909)
"frostfish, whiten, sh and lake trout may be taken by angling, ... frostfish and whitefish may be taken in gill nets having meshes of not less than one and ..."

4. Annual Report by New York (State). Conservation Dept (1913)
"The ciscoes, or lake herring, are well separated from the frostfish and the common ... The whitefish and round whitefish, or frostfish, are developed at the ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Population, in 1890, 3804;" in 1900, 5274. frostfish. ... but called frostfish in Xew Zealand, where it visits the coast to spawn at irregular intervals, ..."

6. New Zealand: Her Commerce and Resources by Gildroy W. Griffin (1884)
"Of the fish that are pelagic in their habits, and roam over a wide range of ocean, the largest number, such as the frostfish, barracouta, horse-mackerel, ..."

7. American Medical and Philosophical Register: Or, Annals of Medicine, Natural by John Wakefield Francis (1814)
"And Tomcod and frostfish are used to indicate the same animal. Nevertheless, I have reason to believe them distinct. On contracting the tomcod with the ..."

8. The Revised Statutes of the State of New York, Together with All the Other by New York, New York (State), Charles Avery Collin (1896)
"frostfish and whitefish may be taken from the waters of Otsego lake in the count} of Otsego, from the first day of May to the thirty-first day of August, ..."

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