12 letter words ending in ish

Balloon fish () A fish of the genus Diodon or the genus Tetraodon, having the power of distending its body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus. See Globefish, and Bur fish.

Bellows fish () A European fish (Centriscus scolopax), distinguished by a long tubular snout, like the pipe of a bellows; -- called also trumpet fish, and snipe fish.

Buccaneerish (a.) Like a buccaneer; piratical.

Dilettantish (a.) Dilettanteish.

Disembellish (v. t.) To deprive of embellishment; to disadorn.

Disestablish (v. t.) To unsettle; to break up (anything established); to deprive, as a church, of its connection with the state.

Foreadmonish (v. t.) To admonish beforehand, or before the act or event.

Horse-radish (n.) A plant of the genus Nasturtium (N. Armoracia), allied to scurvy grass, having a root of a pungent taste, much used, when grated, as a condiment and in medicine.

Indo-English (a.) Of or relating to the English who are born or reside in India; Anglo-Indian.

Ishmaelitish (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, an Ishmaelite or the Ishmaelites.

Margate fish () A sparoid fish (Diabasis auro

Mussulmanish (a.) Mohammedan.

Old-womanish (a.) Like an old woman; anile.

Overflourish (v. t.) To make excessive display or flourish of.

Overflourish (v. t.) To embellish with outward ornaments or flourishes; to varnish over.

Preestablish (v. t.) To establish beforehand.

Sea crawfish () Alt. of Sea crayfish

Sea crayfish () Any crustacean of the genus Palinurus and allied genera, as the European spiny lobster (P. vulgaris), which is much used as an article of food. See Lobster.

Sycophantish (a.) Like a sycophant; obsequiously flattering.

Underfurnish (v. t.) To supply with less than enough; to furnish insufficiently.

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