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n. pl. old·wives (-wīvz′)
1. See long-tailed duck.
2. Any of various fishes such as the alewife and the menhaden.
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n, pl -wives
1. (Animals) another name for old squaw
2. (Animals) any of various fishes, esp the menhaden or the alewife
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n., pl. -wives.
1. any of various fishes, as the alewife or menhaden.
2. old squaw.
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|Noun||1.||oldwife - tropical Atlantic fish |
triggerfish - any of numerous compressed deep-bodied tropical fishes with sandpapery skin and erectile spines in the first dorsal fin
|2.||oldwife - a common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States|
sea duck - any of various large diving ducks found along the seacoast: eider; scoter; merganser
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