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[pig-fish] /ˈpɪgˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural pigfishes (especially collectively) pigfish.
a grunt, Orthopristis chrysoptera, living in waters off the Atlantic coast of the southern U.S.
Origin of pigfish
1800-10, Americanism; pig1 + fish Unabridged
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  • Dolphins, rock-cod, pigfish, and blackfish may be caught as quickly as they can be hauled out.

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British Dictionary definitions for pigfish


noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
Also called hogfish. any of several grunts, esp Orthopristis chrysopterus, of the North American Atlantic coast
any of several wrasses, such as Achoerodus gouldii (giant pigfish), that occur around the Great Barrier Reef
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