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Meaning of candlefish

can•dle•fish

Pronunciation: (kan'dl-fish"), [key]
— pl. -fish, -fish•es.
  1. Also calleda small, edible, smeltlike fish, Thaleichthys pacificus, of northwestern coastal waters of North America, being so oily that when dried it can be used as a candle.
  2. sablefish.
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