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hogchoker

[hawg-choh-ker, hog-]
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noun
  1. a sole, Trinectes maculatus, found in coastal streams from Maine to Texas and south to Panama.

Origin of hogchoker

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; so called to indicate that the fish is worthless, even as food for hogs
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