porkfish

[ pawrk-fish, pohrk- ]
/ ˈpɔrkˌfɪʃ, ˈpoʊrk- /

noun, plural pork·fish·es, (especially collectively) pork·fish.

a black and gold grunt, Anisotremus virginicus, of West Indian waters.

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Origin of porkfish

An Americanism dating back to 1725–35; pork + fish
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