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chopa

[ choh-puh, chop-uh ]
/ ˈtʃoʊ pə, ˈtʃɒp ə /
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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.
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Origin of chopa

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