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candlefish


candlefish


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beshow  \Be*show"\,  n.  [Native  name.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  food  fish  ({Anoplopoma  fimbria})  of  the  north  Pacific 
  coast;  --  called  also  {candlefish}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Candlefish  \Can"dle*fish`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  marine  fish  ({Thaleichthys  Pacificus}),  allied  to  the 
  smelt,  found  on  the  north  Pacific  coast;  --  called  also 
  {eulachon}.  It  is  so  oily  that  when  dried,  it  may  be 
  used  as  a  candle,  by  drawing  a  wick  through  it 
  b  The  beshow.