Hogfish Hog"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A large West Indian and Florida food fish ({Lachnol[ae]mus}). (b) The pigfish or sailor's choice. (c) An American fresh-water fish; the log perch. (d) A large, red, spiny-headed, European marine fish ({Scorp[ae]na scrofa}). [1913 Webster]

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  • hogfish — [hôg′fish΄] n. pl. hogfish or hogfishes (see FISH) [orig. ? transl. of OFr porpeis: see PORPOISE] 1. any of several fishes whose head supposedly resembles that of a hog, as a pigfish 2. a bright red, edible wrasse (Lachnolaimus maximus) found off …   English World dictionary

  • Hogfish — Taxobox name = Hogfish image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Labridae genus = Lachnolaimus species = L. maximus binomial = Lachnolaimus maximus binomial authority = (Walbaum …   Wikipedia

  • hogfish — /hawg fish , hog /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) hogfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) hogfishes. 1. a large wrasse, Lachnolaimus maximus, of the western Atlantic Ocean, used for food. 2. any of various other fishes having a… …   Universalium

  • hogfish — /ˈhɒgfɪʃ/ (say hogfish) noun (plural hogfish or hogfishes) any of various fishes, as Lachnolaemus maximus, a labroid food fish of the south eastern US coast and the West Indies, or Percina caprodes, found in American lakes and streams, or… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hogfish — Pigfish Pig fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of salt water grunts; called also {hogfish}. (b) A sculpin. The name is also applied locally to several other fishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hogfish — Log Log, n. [Icel. l[=a]g a felled tree, log; akin to E. lie. See {Lie} to lie prostrate.] 1. A bulky piece of wood which has not been shaped by hewing or sawing. [1913 Webster] 2. [Prob. the same word as in sense 1; cf. LG. log, lock, Dan. log,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hogfish — Sailor Sail or, n. One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman. [1913 Webster] Syn: Mariner; seaman; seafarer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hogfish — ilgapelekė lūpažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lachnolaimus maximus angl. hogfish rus. длиннопёрый губан перро; рыба собака ryšiai: platesnis terminas – ilgapelekės lūpažuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • hogfish — noun Date: 1734 a large West Indian and Florida wrasse (Lachnolaimus maximus) often used for food …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hogfish — noun An edible species of wrasse, found around southern Florida …   Wiktionary

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