Definition of Oldwife

1. Noun. Tropical Atlantic fish.

Exact synonyms: Balistes Vetula, Bessy Cerca, Oldwench, Queen Triggerfish
Generic synonyms: Triggerfish
Group relationships: Balistes, Genus Balistes



2. Noun. A common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States.
Exact synonyms: Clangula Hyemalis, Old Squaw
Generic synonyms: Sea Duck
Group relationships: Clangula, Genus Clangula

Definition of Oldwife

1. a marine fish [n -WIVES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oldwife

oldmen
oldness
oldnesses
olds
oldsightedness
oldskool
oldsquaw
oldsquaws
oldster
oldsters
oldstyle
oldstyles
oldtimer
oldtimers
oldwench
oldwife (current term)
oldwives
oldy
ole
olea
oleaceous
oleaginous
oleaginously
oleaginousness
oleamen
oleamide
oleamides
oleander
oleander fern
oleanders

Literary usage of Oldwife

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1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1877)
"... two species of eider (Somateria), the harlequin and the oldwife ducks, and the skua, glaucus, white-winged, black-backed, and kittiwake gulls; and, ..."

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