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[hawg-fish, hog-] /ˈhɔgˌfɪʃ, ˈhɒg-/
noun, plural (especially collectively) hogfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) hogfishes.
a large wrasse, Lachnolaimus maximus, of the western Atlantic Ocean, used for food.
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 Unabridged
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  • Others have compared the lionfish's texture to that of grouper and hogfish.
  • Lionfish meat has a flavor comparable to hogfish or snapper.
British Dictionary definitions for hogfish


noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
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
another name for pigfish (sense 1)
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