shishamo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Japanese 柳葉魚 ‎(ししゃも, shishamo, literally willow leaf fish) (kanji are ateji, or rather jukujikun), from Ainu スサㇺ ‎(susam), presumably from スス ‎(susu, willow) + ハㇺ ‎(ham, leaf). “Willow leaf” is due to the fish’s slender shape, similar to the shape of a willow leaf.

Noun[edit]

shishamo ‎(plural shishamos)

  1. Spirinchus lanceolatus, a Japanese smelt.