- 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.
Origin of hogfish
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- 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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