groundfish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ground +‎ fish

Noun[edit]

groundfish (uncountable)

  1. (fishing) Fish that swim near the seafloor

Verb[edit]

groundfish (third-person singular simple present groundfishes, present participle groundfishing, simple past and past participle groundfished)

  1. (fishing) To fish for groundfish
    • 2004 January 1, Bob Bernstein, “Pumping out the heat”:
      Earl, who has lobstered, scalloped, groundfished and run tugs most of his life, is half joking.

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