bessy cerca


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

oldwife \oldwife\ n.
   1. (Zool.) The local name of various fishes, as the European
      black sea bream (Cantharus lineatus), the American
      alewife, etc.
      [WordNet 1.5]

   2. (Zool.) A tropical Atlantic fish (Bessy cerca). [WordNet
      sense 1]

   Syn: queen triggerfish, Bessy cerca, oldwench, {Balistes
        vetula}.
        [1913 Webster]

   3. (Zool.) A common long-tailed sea duck ({Clangula
      hyemalis}) of the northern parts of the US; also called
      old squaw. [WordNet sense 2]

   Syn: old squaw, Clangula hyemalis.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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