stockfish

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stock·fish

 (stŏk′fĭsh′)
n. pl. stockfish or stock·fish·es
A fish, such as a cod or haddock, cured by being split and air-dried without salt.

[Middle English stokfish, translation of Middle Dutch stocvisch : stoc, tree limb (perhaps from its being dried on wooden racks) + vische, fish.]

stockfish

(ˈstɒkˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Cookery) fish, such as cod or haddock, cured by splitting and drying in the air
[C13: of uncertain origin. Perhaps from stock (in the sense: stem, tree trunk) because it was dried on wooden racks. Compare Middle Dutch stocvisch]
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Noun1.stockfish - fish cured by being split and air-dried without salt
fish - the flesh of fish used as food; "in Japan most fish is eaten raw"; "after the scare about foot-and-mouth disease a lot of people started eating fish instead of meat"; "they have a chef who specializes in fish"
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kapakala

stockfish

[ˈstɒkfɪʃ] Npescado m de seco
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bistecca the English compound beefsteak, nor in stoccafisso the (Old) Dutch stoc visch; and adaptations to the morpho-phonology of the target language may also occur, as shown by Ciancaglini & Alfieri 2013 in the case of Syriac: this language may adopt derivative suffixes from another language, as for instance in the case of the Middle Iranian relational suffix -agan (= qn': e.
De como stoccafisso vino a designar entre nosotros al proxeneta, es una historia interesante: en italiano se dice que un individuo parece un stoccafisso cuando es rigido y delgado y, evidentemente, el simil se aplico a los rufianes de fines del siglo XIX por su andar tieso y duro.