hogchoker

[ hawg-choh-ker, hog- ]
/ ˈhɔgˌtʃoʊ kər, ˈhɒg- /

noun

a sole, Trinectes maculatus, found in coastal streams from Maine to Texas and south to Panama.

Nearby words

  1. hogan, ben,
  2. hogarth,
  3. hogarth chair,
  4. hogarth, william,
  5. hogback,
  6. hogfish,
  7. hogg,
  8. hogg, james,
  9. hogged,
  10. hogger

Origin of hogchoker

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; so called to indicate that the fish is worthless, even as food for hogs

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