(Fish"wife`) n. A fishwoman.
(Fish"wom`an) n.; pl. Fishwomen A woman who retails fish.
1. Consisting of fish; fishlike; having the qualities or taste of fish; abounding in fish. Pope.
2. Extravagant, like some stories about catching fish; improbable; also, rank or foul. [Colloq.]
(Fisk) v. i. [Cf. Sw. fjeska to bustle about.] To run about; to frisk; to whisk. [Obs.]
He fisks abroad, and stirreth up erroneous opinions.Latimer.
(Fis`si*gem*ma"tion) n. [L. fissus (p. p. of findere to split) + E. gemmation.] (Biol.)
A process of reproduction intermediate between fission and gemmation.
(Fis"sile) a. [L. fissilis, fr. fissus, p. p. of findere to split. See Fissure.] Capable of being
split, cleft, or divided in the direction of the grain, like wood, or along natural planes of cleavage, like
This crystal is a pellucid, fissile stone.Sir I. Newton.
(Fis`si*lin"gual) a. [L. fissus (p. p. of findere to split) + E. lingual.] (Zoöl.) Having the
(||Fis`si*lin"gui*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. fissus (p. p. o f findere to split) + lingua tongue.] (Zoöl.)
A group of Lacertilia having the tongue forked, including the common lizards. [Written also Fissilingues.]
(Fis*sil"i*ty) n. Quality of being fissile.
(Fis"sion) n. [L. fissio. See Fissure.]
1. A cleaving, splitting, or breaking up into parts.