fishskin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

fish +‎ skin

Noun[edit]

fishskin (plural fishskins)

  1. The skin of a fish.
    • 1991, Joseph Bruchac, Native American Stories, from Keepers of the Earth (Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, ISBN 1-55591-094-7), page 67:
      His tent was not beautiful and covered with soft skins. It was made of fishskins and full of holes so that wind and snow blew in. Her bed was not made of soft bearskins, but of hard walrus hide.
    Certain fishskins are used to make bags.

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