muttonfish definition

  • noun:
    • An eelpout (Macrozoarces americanus) of this coastal oceans of northeast North America.
    • Mutton snapper.
    • the US eelpout. See Eelpout.
    • A fish (Lutjanus analis) comparable to and sometimes sold as “red snapper”.
    • A fish for the family Lycodidæ, Zoarces anguillaris.
    • A kind of ormer or ear-shell, Haliotis iris, of brand new Zealand.
    • A common name of a fish of the family Gerridæ, Gerres olisthostomus, found from Florida to Brazil.
    • A marine univalve mollusk, Haliotis mæuosa, so named from its flavor when prepared.
    • one of many snappers, Lutianus analis, found from Florida to Brazil. It will be the essential food-fish into the Havana areas.
    • similar to and often promoted as `red snapper'

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