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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.]
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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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|Noun||1.||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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