muttonfish
noun Etymology: from its flavor Date: 1735 a common snapper (Lutjanus analis) of the warmer parts of the western Atlantic that is usually olive green and sometimes nearly white or tinged with rosy red and that is an important food and sport fish — called also mutton snapper

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • muttonfish — n. A fish ({Lutjanus analis}) similar to and often marketed as red snapper . Syn: mutton snapper, {Lutjanus analis}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muttonfish — /mut n fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) muttonfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) muttonfishes. 1. See ocean pout. 2. See mutton snapper. [1725 35, Amer.; MUTTON1 + FISH, so called for its muttonlike taste] * * * …   Universalium

  • muttonfish — šviesusis rifešeris statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lutjanus analis angl. muttonfish; muttonsnapper; reef king rus. луциан парго; рифовый король; светлый луциан ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • muttonfish — noun similar to and often marketed as red snapper • Syn: ↑mutton snapper, ↑Lutjanus analis • Hypernyms: ↑snapper * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: so called from its flavor 1. : a snappe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lutjanus analis — muttonfish muttonfish n. A fish ({Lutjanus analis}) similar to and often marketed as red snapper . Syn: mutton snapper, {Lutjanus analis}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lutjanus analis — muttonfish muttonfish n. A fish ({Lutjanus analis}) similar to and often marketed as red snapper . Syn: mutton snapper, {Lutjanus analis}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mutton snapper — noun similar to and often marketed as red snapper • Syn: ↑muttonfish, ↑Lutjanus analis • Hypernyms: ↑snapper * * * noun : muttonfish 1 * * * a snapper, Lutjanus analis, inhabiting the warmer parts of the western Atlantic Ocean, valued as food and …   Useful english dictionary

  • mutton snapper — noun see muttonfish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Lutjanus analis — šviesusis rifešeris statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lutjanus analis angl. muttonfish; muttonsnapper; reef king rus. луциан парго; рифовый король; светлый луциан ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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