Definitions for oldwifeˈɒldˌwaɪf

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of various fishes, as the alewife or menhaden.

    Category: Ichthyology

  2. Category: Ornithology

    Ref: old squaw.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. queen triggerfish, Bessy cerca, oldwench, oldwife, Balistes vetula(noun)

    tropical Atlantic fish

  2. old squaw, oldwife, Clangula hyemalis(noun)

    a common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States


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