Candlefish definition

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An oily edible fish (Thaleichthys pacificus) of northern Pacific waters, formerly dried and used as a torch by Native Americans.
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A small, oily, edible smelt fish (Thaleichthys pacificus) of the N Pacific: when dried it can be burned as a candle.
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An oily edible fish, Thaleichthys pacificus, from the northern Pacific, that was once dried and used as a candle or torch by the Chinook indians.
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Noun

Singular:
candlefish
Plural:
candlefishes