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Meaning of bottom fish

bot'tom fish"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of certain fishes that live at or near the bottom of a body of water, as certain of the cod and related species, the flatfishes, and catfishes. Also called

bot•tom-fish

Pronunciation: (bot'um fish"), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to fish with a weighted line for fish that feed close to the bottom.
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