[ 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.
- chop shop,
- chop stroke,
- chop suey,
- chopart's amputation,
- chopart's joint,
Origin of chopa
1880–85; < Spanish < Portuguese choupa < Latin clupea; see clupeid
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