hogfish


hogfish

hogfish [hawg-fish, hog-] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural (especially collectively) hog·fish, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) hog·fish·es.

  1. a large wrasse, Lachnolaimus maximus, of the western Atlantic Ocean, used for food.
  2. any of various other fishes having a fancied resemblance to a hog, as the pigfish and logperch.

Origin of hogfish 1590–1600; translation of Medieval Latin porcopiscis porpoise. See hog, fish Examples from the Web for hogfish Historical Examples of hogfish

  • As he approached the mainland he made out the fort, and steering directly for it, passed safely through Hogfish Cut.

    Fighting for the Right

    Oliver Optic

  • One o’ the smacks hed jist brought in a hogfish that day, an’ it was the worst lookin’ critter that ever growed in the sea.

    Rockhaven

    Charles Munn

  • British Dictionary definitions for hogfish hogfish noun plural -fish or -fishes

    1. a wrasse, Lachnolaimus maximus, that occurs in the Atlantic off the SE coast of North America. The head of the male resembles a pig’s snout
    2. another name for pigfish (def. 1)

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