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opah

[oh-puh]
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noun
  1. a large, deep-bodied, brilliantly colored, oceanic food fish, Lampris regius.
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Origin of opah

First recorded in 1740–50; < an unidentified West African source
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opah

noun
  1. a large soft-finned deep-sea teleost fish, Lampris regius (or luna), of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea, having a deep, brilliantly coloured body: family LampridaeAlso called: moonfish, kingfish
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Word Origin

C18: of West African origin
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