sergeant-fish

sergeantfish

[sahr-juhnt-fish]
noun, plural (especially collectively) sergeantfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sergeantfishes.
1.
the cobia, Rachycentron canadum.
2.
any of various other marine fishes with striped fins.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; sergeant + fish; so called from the striped fins

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