noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
a small European flatfish, Arnoglossus laterna, covered with large fragile scales: family Bothidae
verb (used with object) 1. to burn or affect painfully with or as if with hot liquid or steam. 2. to subject to the action of boiling or hot liquid. 3. to heat to a temperature just short of the boiling point: to scald milk. 4. to parboil or blanch (fruit, vegetables, etc.). verb (used […]
noun 1. Zoology. one of the thin, flat, horny plates forming the covering of certain animals, as snakes, lizards, and pangolins. one of the hard, bony or dentinal plates, either flat or denticulate, forming the covering of certain other animals, as fishes. 2. any thin, platelike piece, lamina, or flake that peels off from a […]
noun 1. a reduction in size, quantity, or activity according to a fixed scale or proportion: a scaledown of military expenditures.
noun 1. a very thin board, as for the back of a picture. 2. Printing. a thin strip of wood used in justifying. 3. a thin sheet of wood used as veneer. noun 1. a very thin piece of board, used for backing a picture, as a veneer, etc