beshow

beshow
/bi shoh"/, n.
a sablefish.
[1880-85, Amer.; < Makah, c. Nootka mi·ša·wi·h]

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  • Beshow — Be*show , n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large food fish ({Anoplopoma fimbria}) of the north Pacific coast; called also {candlefish}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beshow — be·show …   English syllables

  • beshow — bə̇ˈshō noun ( s) Etymology: Makah bishowk : sablefish …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anoplopoma fimbria — Beshow Be*show , n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large food fish ({Anoplopoma fimbria}) of the north Pacific coast; called also {candlefish}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candlefish — Beshow Be*show , n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large food fish ({Anoplopoma fimbria}) of the north Pacific coast; called also {candlefish}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • can|dle|fish — «KAN duhl FIHSH», noun, plural fish|es or (collectively) fish. 1. an edible fish of the west coast of North America, related to the smelt, so oily that when dried it may be burned like a candle. 2. = beshow. (Cf. ↑beshow) …   Useful english dictionary

  • coal|fish — «KOHL FIHSH», noun, plural fish|es or (collectively) fish. 1. = beshow. (Cf. ↑beshow) 2. a pollack …   Useful english dictionary

  • sa|ble|fish — «SAY buhl FIHSH», noun, plural fish|es or (collectively) fish. = beshow. (Cf. ↑beshow) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Candlefish — Can dle*fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A marine fish ({Thaleichthys Pacificus}), allied to the smelt, found on the north Pacific coast; called also {eulachon}. It is so oily that, when dried, it may be used as a candle, by drawing a wick through it.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coal whiting — Coalfish Coal fish , n. [Named from the dark color of the back.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The pollock; called also, {coalsey}, {colemie}, {colmey}, {coal whiting}, etc. See {Pollock}. (b) The beshow or candlefish of Alaska. (c) The cobia. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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