hog-choker

hogchoker

[hawg-choh-ker, hog-]
noun
a sole, Trinectes maculatus, found in coastal streams from Maine to Texas and south to Panama.

Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; so called to indicate that the fish is worthless, even as food for hogs

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hogchoker

noun
useless as food; in coastal streams from Maine to Texas and Panama 
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