Origin of lumpfishprobably so called from the bony tubercles
nounpl. lumpfish or lump·fishes
Origin of lumpfishObsolete lump (perhaps from Dutch lomp, burbot, eelpout, lumpfish; probably akin to Dutch lomp, sabot, wooden shoe (since the fish have a plump shape and blunt heads) and English lump1) + fish.
(plural lumpfish or lumpfishes)