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2 definitions found
 for Bessy cerca
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  oldwife \oldwife\ n.
     1. (Zool.) The local name of various fishes, as the European
        black sea bream ({Cantharus lineatus), the American
        alewife, etc.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. (Zool.) A tropical Atlantic fish ({Bessy cerca). [WordNet
        sense 1]
  
     Syn: queen triggerfish, Bessy cerca, oldwench, Balistes
          vetula.
          [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Zool.) A common long-tailed sea duck ({Clangula
        hyemalis) of the northern parts of the US; also called
        old squaw. [WordNet sense 2]
  
     Syn: old squaw, Clangula hyemalis.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Bessy cerca
      n 1: tropical Atlantic fish [syn: queen triggerfish, Bessy
           cerca, oldwench, oldwife, Balistes vetula]

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