[ hawg-fish, hog- ]
/ ˈhɔgˌfɪʃ, ˈhɒg- /
noun, plural (especially collectively) hog·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) hog·fish·es.
a large wrasse, Lachnolaimus maximus, of the western Atlantic Ocean, used for food.
any of various other fishes having a fancied resemblance to a hog, as the pigfish and logperch.
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/ (ˈhɒɡˌfɪʃ) /
noun plural -fish or -fishes
a wrasse, Lachnolaimus maximus, that occurs in the Atlantic off the SE coast of North America. The head of the male resembles a pig's snout
another name for pigfish (def. 1)
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