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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stockfishnoun

    fish cured by being split and air-dried without salt

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Stockfishnoun

    Dried cod, so called from its hardness.

    Etymology: stockevisch, Dutch.

Wikipedia

  1. Stockfish

    Stockfish is unsalted fish, especially cod, dried by cold air and wind on wooden racks (which are called "hjell" in Norway) on the foreshore. The drying of food is the world's oldest known preservation method, and dried fish has a storage life of several years. The method is cheap and effective in suitable climates; the work can be done by the fisherman and family, and the resulting product is easily transported to market. Over the centuries, several variants of dried fish have evolved. The stockfish (fresh dried, not salted) category is often mistaken for the clipfish, or salted cod, category where the fish is salted before drying. Salting was not economically feasible until the 17th century, when cheap salt from southern Europe became available to the maritime nations of northern Europe. Stockfish is cured in a process called fermentation where cold-adapted bacteria matures the fish, similar to the maturing process of cheese. In English legal records of the Medieval period, (written in Latin), stock fishmongers are differentiated from ordinary fishmongers when the occupation of a plaintiff or defendant is recorded.

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  1. stockfish

    Stockfish is unsalted fish, typically cod, that is dried by cold air and wind on wooden racks in the open air, primarily in Scandinavia and Iceland. It is notable for its long shelf life and is a major export of these regions. Stockfish is commonly used in various dishes and cuisines around the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stockfishnoun

    salted and dried fish, especially codfish, hake, ling, and torsk; also, codfish dried without being salted

  2. Stockfishnoun

    young fresh cod

  3. Etymology: [Cf. D. stokvisch.]

Wikidata

  1. Stockfish

    Stockfish is unsalted fish, especially cod, dried by cold air and wind on wooden racks on the foreshore, called "hjell". The drying of food is the world's oldest known preservation method, and dried fish has a storage life of several years. The method is cheap and effective in suitable climates; the work can be done by the fisherman and family, and the resulting product is easily transported to market. Cod is the most common fish used in stockfish production, while other whitefish, such as pollock, haddock, ling and tusk, are used to a lesser degree. Over the centuries, several variants of dried fish have evolved. The stockfish category is often wrongly mixed with the clipfish, or salted cod, category where the fish is salted before drying. After 2–3 weeks in salt the fish has salt-matured, and is transformed from wet salted fish to clipfish through a drying process. The salted fish was earlier dried on rocks on the foreshore. The production method of clipfish was developed by the Portuguese who first mined salt near the brackish water of Aveiro, and brought it to Newfoundland where cod was available in massive quantities.. Salting was not economically feasible until the 17th century, when cheap salt from southern Europe became available to the maritime nations of northern Europe.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stockfish

    stok′fish, n, a commercial name of salted and dried cod and other fish of the same family, esp. ling, hake, and torsk.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. STOCKFISH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Stockfish is ranked #152628 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Stockfish surname appeared 107 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Stockfish.

    83.1% or 89 total occurrences were White.
    9.3% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stockfish in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stockfish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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