noun, plural (especially collectively) soap·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) soap·fish·es.
any of several serranid fishes of the genus Rypticus, producing a body mucus that gives the skin a soapy quality, as R. saponaceus, inhabiting shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
- soapberry family,
Origin of soapfish
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