Frost`fish" (?), n. Zool. (a)

The tomcod; -- so called because it is abundant on the New England coast in autumn at about the commencement of frost. See Tomcod.


The smelt

. [Local, U. S.] (c)

A name applied in New Zealand to the scabbard fish (Lepidotus) valued as a food fish.


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