oldwife definition

  • noun:
    • See oldsquaw.
    • any one of various fishes for instance the alewife and menhaden.
    • the area title of numerous fishes, since the European black ocean bream (Cantharus lineatus), the United states alewife, etc.
    • A tropical Atlantic seafood (Bessy cerca).
    • a standard long-tailed ocean duck (Clangula hyemalis) of this north components of the united states; also referred to as old-squaw.
    • The long-tailed sea-duck, Harelda glacialis, of the family Anatid√¶ as well as the subfamily Fuligulin√¶.
    • In ichthyology, one of several different fishes.
    • A cowl for a chimney, to avoid its cigarette smoking.
    • a common long-tailed water duck for the northern components of the usa
    • exotic Atlantic fish
  • adjective:
    • A duck; the old-squaw.

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