candlefish definition

  • noun:
    • An oily delicious seafood (Thaleichthys pacificus) of northern Pacific oceans, formerly dried and utilized as a torch by local Americans. Also known as eulachon.
    • An oily delicious fish, Thaleichthys pacificus, through the northern Pacific, that has been as soon as dried and made use of as a candle or burn by the Chinook indians
    • A marine fish (Thaleichthys Pacificus), allied to the smelt, located on the north Pacific shore; -- labeled as also eulachon. It's therefore greasy that, when dried, it could be used as a candle, by attracting a wick through it.
    • The beshow.
    • The eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus, an anadromous, deep-sea, solmonoid seafood associated with the smelt household, Argentinidæ, resembling a smelt in type, however with weaker dentition, smaller scales, dusky coloration, and attaining a length of almost a foot.
    • An acanthopterygian seafood of this west coastline of united states, Anoplopoma fimbria, types of the family Anoplopomidæ, resembling a pollock, and attaining a length of 20 ins and a weight of 5 pounds. See Anoplopomidæ. Also referred to as black candle-fish, horse-mackerel, and beshow.
    • An oily edible fish (Thaleichthys pacificus) of northern Pacific oceans, formerly dried and made use of as a torch by Native People in america. Also called eulachon.
    • An oily delicious seafood, Thaleichthys pacificus, from north Pacific, that was once dried out and utilized as a candle or burn by the Chinook indians
    • A marine seafood (Thaleichthys Pacificus), allied into the smelt, located on the north Pacific coast; -- labeled as also eulachon. It is therefore oily that, whenever dried out, it could be made use of as a candle, by drawing a wick through it.
    • The beshow.
    • The eulachon, Thaleichthys pacificus, an anadromous, deep-sea, solmonoid fish of the smelt family, Argentinidæ, resembling a smelt in form, but with weaker dentition, smaller scales, dusky coloration, and attaining a length of nearly a foot.
    • An acanthopterygian fish of the west coastline of the united states, Anoplopoma fimbria, types of the household Anoplopomidæ, resembling a pollock, and attaining a length of 20 inches and a weight of 5 pounds. See Anoplopomidæ. Also known as black colored candle-fish, horse-mackerel, and beshow.

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