can|dle|fish

can|dle|fish
can|dle|fish «KAN duhl FIHSH», noun, plural -fish|es or (collectively) -fish.
1. an edible fish of the west coast of North America, related to the smelt, so oily that when dried it may be burned like a candle.
2. = beshow. (Cf.beshow)

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