chopa

chopa

[choh-puh, chop-uh]
noun, plural (especially collectively) chopa (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) chopas.
any of several fishes, especially of the sea chub family, Kyphosidae, and the nibbler family, Girellidae.

Origin:
1880–85; < Spanish < Portuguese choupa < Latin clupea; see clupeid

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