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Meaning of Bombay duck

Bom'bay duck'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small lizardfish, Harpadon nehereus, inhabiting river mouths and estuaries of Asia.
  2. (in India) the flesh of this fish, impregnated with asafetida, dried, salted, and used as a condiment or relish, esp. with curry. Also called
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