wreckfish

[ rek-fish ]
/ ˈrɛkˌfɪʃ /

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

a large brown fish, Polyprion americanus, of the sea bass family, inhabiting the Mediterranean Sea and tropical Atlantic Ocean, often occurring in groups near wrecks.

Nearby words

  1. wreck,
  2. wreckage,
  3. wrecked,
  4. wrecker,
  5. wrecker's ball,
  6. wreckful,
  7. wrecking,
  8. wrecking bar,
  9. wrecking car,
  10. wrecking crane

Origin of wreckfish

1875–80; wreck + -fish

Also called stone bass.

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British Dictionary definitions for wreckfish

wreckfish

/ (ˈrɛkˌfɪʃ) /

noun plural -fish or -fishes

another name for stone bass

Word Origin for wreckfish

so called because it is often found near wrecked ships

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