Pronunciation: (chō'pu, chop'u), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -pa, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -pas.
any of several fishes, esp. of the sea chub family, Kyphosidae, and the nibbler family, Girellidae.
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