bummalo


bummalo
/bum"euh loh'/, n., pl. bummalos.
[1665-75; earlier bumbelow < Marathi bombila, inflected case-form of bombil]

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  • Bummalo — Bum ma*lo, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine Asiatic fish ({Saurus ophidon}) used in India as a relish; called also {Bombay duck}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bummalo — /ˈbʌməloʊ/ (say bumuhloh) noun (plural bummalo or bummalos) a South Asian fish, Harpodon nehereus, eaten dried as an accompaniment to curries; Bombay duck. {origin uncertain; compare Marathi bombīla} Usage: For variation in the plural inflection …   Australian English dictionary

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  • bummalo — [ bʌmələʊ] noun (plural same) a small elongated South Asian fish, dried as food. [Harpodon nehereus.] Origin C17: perh. from Marathi bombīl …   English new terms dictionary

  • bummalo — bum·ma·lo …   English syllables

  • bummalo —   n. small S Asiatic fish; Bombay duck …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bummalo — n. (pl. same) a small fish, Harpodon nehereus, of S. Asian coasts, dried and used as food (see BOMBAY DUCK). Etymology: perh. f. Marathi bombil(a) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bombay duck — Bummalo Bum ma*lo, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine Asiatic fish ({Saurus ophidon}) used in India as a relish; called also {Bombay duck}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saurus ophidon — Bummalo Bum ma*lo, n. [Native name.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine Asiatic fish ({Saurus ophidon}) used in India as a relish; called also {Bombay duck}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bombay duck — n. a dried fish, esp. bummalo, usu. eaten with curried dishes. Etymology: corrupt. of bombil: see BUMMALO * * * Bombay duck 7 [Bombay duck Bombay ducks] [ˌbɒmbeɪ ˈdʌk] [ˌbɑːmbeɪ ˈdʌk] no …   Useful english dictionary


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