- any of various marine fishes of the family Labridae, especially of the genus Labrus, having thick, fleshy lips, powerful teeth, and usually a brilliant color, certain species being valued as food fishes.
Origin of wrasse
Examples from the Web for wrasse
Historical Examples of wrasse
Wrasse From Sicily brought to their table, alive in his own Sea water.
The Wrasse has been retaken after a considerable period; therefore it is not dead.
The wrasse brought from dangerous Syrtis is much more esteemed When fishing-boats founder!
- any marine percoid fish of the family Labridae, of tropical and temperate seas, having thick lips, strong teeth, and usually a bright coloration: many are used as food fishes
Word Origin for wrasse
1670s, from Cornish wrach, related to Welsh gurach.