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From Latin piscātor (“fisherman”), from piscis (“fish”).
piscatory (not comparable)
- Of or pertaining to fishermen or fishing.
- 1843 April, Thomas Carlyle, “5, "Twelfth Century"”, in Past and Present, American edition, Boston, Mass.: Charles C[offin] Little and James Brown, published 1843, →OCLC, book II (The Ancient Monk):
- The Ribble and the Aire roll down, as yet unpolluted by dyers' chemistry; tenanted by merry trouts and piscatory otters.
- Of or pertaining to fish; piscine.
- 1859, Charles Dickens, chapter 4, in A Tale of Two Cities, London: Chapman and Hall, […], →OCLC:
- The air among the houses was of so strong a piscatory flavour that one might have supposed sick fish went up to be dipped in it.
of, about, or pertaining to the act of fishing
- “piscatory”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
- Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
- Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.