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From Latin piscātor (fisherman), from piscis (fish).


piscatory (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to fishermen or fishing.
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 5, Twelfth Century
      The Ribble and the Aire roll down, as yet unpolluted by dyers' chemistry; tenanted by merry trouts and piscatory otters.
  2. Of or pertaining to fish; piscine.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, ch. 4,
      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.


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  • piscatory” in Dictionary.com Unabridged: Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
  • Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.