Pronunciation: (hôg'fish", hog'-), [key]
—pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -fish•es.
1. a large wrasse, Lachnolaimus maximus, of the western Atlantic Ocean, used for food.
2. any of various other fishes having a fancied resemblance to a hog, as the pigfish and logperch.
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