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soapfish

[sohp-fish] /ˈsoʊpˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) soapfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) soapfishes.
1.
any of several serranid fishes of the genus Rypticus, producing a body mucus that gives the skin a soapy quality, as R. saponaceus, inhabiting shallow waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; soap + fish
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