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goatfish

[goht-fish] /ˈgoʊtˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural goatfishes (especially collectively) goatfish.
1.
any tropical and subtropical marine fish of the family Mullidae, having a pair of long barbels below the mouth.
Also called red mullet.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; goat + fish
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goatfish

/ˈɡəʊtˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
the US name for the red mullet
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goatfish

any of about 50 species of elongated marine fishes of the family Mullidae (order Perciformes).

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