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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: bloat 'to preserve with salt and smoke' (17-19 centuries), perhaps from blote 'soft and wet' (1300-1400), probably from Old Norse blautr; BLOATED

bloater

noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish
bloa‧ter [countable]
DFF a smoked fish

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