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muttonfish

[ muht-n-fish ]
/ ˈmʌt nˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural (especially collectively) mut·ton·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) mut·ton·fish·es.

ocean pout.

Nearby words

mutton corn, mutton snapper, muttonbird, muttonbirder, muttonchops, muttonfish, muttonhead, muttra, mutual, mutual admiration society, mutual aid

Origin of muttonfish

1725–35, Americanism; mutton1 + fish, so called for its muttonlike taste
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