a large, deep-bodied, brilliantly colored, oceanic food fish, Lampris regius.
Origin of opah
First recorded in 1740–50; < an unidentified West African source
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Leatherback turtles, opah, and large numbers of ocean sunfish have been reported off Washington.Fishy Mystery: Are Beached Oarfish Trying to Tell Us Something?
October 23, 2013
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
Word Origin for opah
C18: of West African origin
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