Definitions starting with C

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/kóbyui/, cobia /kówbiya/ (White); cabbia /kábiya/ (Eleu) [cf. Bermuda, Jam. cubbyu DJE "a form of the word (OED) cabilliau, cabeliau codfish; or a readaptation of the related Fr. cabil­laud, Dutch kabeljauw"; cf. W3 cobia a game fish (Rachycentron canadtts); Bermuda idem DJE] n. a fish, Equetus acuminatus: 1968 (BöhIke 400). Cabbia is a brownish fish weighing up to 100 pounds,- it looks like the shark but is eaten (Eleu.). = HIGH HAT cf. COBY

Tags: animal, fish, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-17 00:58
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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