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surfperch

[surf-purch] /ˈsɜrfˌpɜrtʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) surfperch (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) surfperches.
1.
any of several fishes of the family Embiotocidae, inhabiting shallow waters along the Pacific coast of North America.
Also called seaperch, surffish.
Origin of surfperch
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; surf + perch2
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surfperch

/ˈsɜːfˌpɜːtʃ/
noun
1.
any viviparous marine percoid fish of the family Embiotocidae, of North American Pacific coastal waters Also called sea perch
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