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goatfish

[ goht-fish ]
/ ˈgoʊtˌfɪʃ /
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noun, plural goat·fish·es, (especially collectively) goat·fish.
any tropical and subtropical marine fish of the family Mullidae, having a pair of long barbels below the mouth.
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Also called red mullet.

Origin of goatfish

First recorded in 1630–40; goat + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for goatfish

goatfish
/ (ˈɡəʊtˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes
the US name for the red mullet
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