Etymology
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hogfish (n.)

c.1600, from hog (n.) + fish (n.). Of various fish that resemble hogs in some way, such as smooth roundness or bristled backs.

updated on July 29, 2015

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Definitions of hogfish from WordNet

hogfish (n.)
large wrasse of western Atlantic; head of male resembles a pig's snout;
Synonyms: hog snapper / Lachnolaimus maximus
hogfish (n.)
found from Long Island southward;
Synonyms: pigfish / Orthopristis chrysopterus
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