[ 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.
Words nearby wreckfish
Origin of wreckfish
1875–80; wreck + -fish
Also called stone bass.
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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