Definition of stockfish in English:

stockfish

Syllabification: stock·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈstäkˌfiSH
 
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noun (plural same or stockfishes)

  • 1Cod or a similar fish split and dried in the open air without salt.
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    • To be brief, both salt cod and stockfish have their origins in early medieval times.
    • Thomas had already, in May 1332, obtained a protection to assist him in taking 500 quarters of wheat to Norway to trade for stockfish, and he obtained similar export licences in March 1333 and January 1335.
    • In 1333 he and an associate were described as ‘king's merchants’ when licensed to take corn to Norway to trade for stockfish.’
  • 2A commercially valuable hake of coastal waters of southern Africa.
    • Merluccius capensis, family Merlucciidae
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    • Elf, called shad in KwaZuluNatal, are streamlined, silvery, olive-green fish sought after by anglers, but hake often called stockfish, is South Africa's most popular table fish.

Origin

Middle English (sense 1): from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch stokvisch, of unknown origin; sense 2 (early 19th century) from South African Dutch.

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