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jewfish

[joo-fish] /ˈdʒuˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) jewfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) jewfishes.
1.
any of several very large fishes, especially of the family Serranidae, as the giant sea bass and the groupers Epinephelus itajara and E. nigritus, found in the tropical Atlantic Ocean.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; apparently Jew + fish
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British Dictionary definitions for jewfish

jewfish

/ˈdʒuːˌfɪʃ/
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
1.
any of various large dark serranid fishes, such as Mycteroperca bonaci, of warm or tropical seas
2.
(Austral) any of various marine sciaenid food and game fish, esp the mulloway
3.
(Austral) a large food fish of W Australian waters Glaucosama hebraicum
Word Origin
C17: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for jewfish
n.

1670s, from Jew (n.) + fish (n.).

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