Words related to Fish

jewfish (n.)
1670s, from Jew (n.) + fish (n.). A guess at the name from 1690s suggests it is so called for being a "clean" fish according to Levitical laws.
kingfish (n.)
1750, a name given to various types of fish deemed exceptionally large or tasty; see king (adj.) + fish (n.). From 1933 as the nickname of U.S. politician Huey Long (1893-1935) of Louisiana.
lung-fish (n.)
also lungfish, 1883, from lung (n.) + fish (n.).
mudfish (n.)

"fish which lives or burrows in mud," c. 1500, from mud (n.) + fish (n.).

panfish (n.)

also pan-fish, "fish of the right size and quality for frying whole in a pan," by 1814, American English, from pan (n.1) + fish (n.).

parrot-fish (n.)

name given to various species on account of colors or a strong, hard mouth, 1712, from parrot (n.) + fish (n.).

pilot-fish (n.)

type of warm-water fish, 1630s, from pilot (n.) + fish (n.). So called because they were thought to lead sharks to prey. It is uncertain whether this is the same fish known to the Ancients as pompilus (Greek pompilos, "pilot").

pipe-fish (n.)

also pipefish, fish with a long, tubular snout, by 1769, from pipe (n.1) + fish (n.).

redfish (n.)

also red-fish, 15c., used of various species in different places and times, especially originally the male salmon in spawning season; from red (adj.1) + fish (n.). So called for their color or markings.

sailfish (n.)

also sail-fish, "fish with a long or large dorsal fin," 1590s, from sail (n.) + fish (n.).

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