[choh-puh, chop-uh]

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.

Origin of chopa

1880–85; < Spanish < Portuguese choupa < Latin clupea; see clupeid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019