chopa

[ choh-puh, chop-uh ]
/ ˈtʃoʊ pə, ˈtʃɒp ə /

noun, plural (especially collectively) cho·pa, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) cho·pas.

any of several fishes, especially of the sea chub family, Kyphosidae, and the nibbler family, Girellidae.

Nearby words

  1. chop shop,
  2. chop stroke,
  3. chop suey,
  4. chop-chop,
  5. chop-house,
  6. chopart's amputation,
  7. chopart's joint,
  8. chopblock,
  9. chopfallen,
  10. chophouse

Origin of chopa

1880–85; < Spanish < Portuguese choupa < Latin clupea; see clupeid

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