mutton-fish

muttonfish

[muht-n-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) muttonfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) muttonfishes.

Origin:
1725–35, Americanism; mutton1 + fish, so called for its muttonlike taste

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muttonfish

noun
similar to and often marketed as 'red snapper'; [syn: mutton snapper
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