Definition of Hogfish

1. Noun. Large wrasse of western Atlantic; head of male resembles a pig's snout.

Exact synonyms: Hog Snapper, Lachnolaimus Maximus
Generic synonyms: Wrasse



2. Noun. Found from Long Island southward.
Exact synonyms: Orthopristis Chrysopterus, Pigfish
Generic synonyms: Grunt
Group relationships: Genus Orthopristis, Orthopristis

Definition of Hogfish

1. n. A large West Indian and Florida food fish (Lachnolæmus).

Definition of Hogfish

1. Noun. An edible species of wrasse, found around southern Florida ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hogfish

1. a tropical fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Hogfish

1. A large West Indian and Florida food fish (Lachnolaemus). The pigfish or sailor's choice. An American fresh water fish; the log perch. A large, red, spiny-headed, European marine fish (Scorpaena scrofa). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hogfish

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Literary usage of Hogfish

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1. The Bermuda Islands: An Account of Their Scenery, Climate, Productions by Addison Emery Verrill (1902)
"... abundant in the early times, for it gave its name to hogfish Cut, hogfish Ledge, and hogfish Beacon. At present it is by no means abundant, ..."

2. The big game fishes of the United States by Charles Frederick Holder (1903)
"CHAPTER VIII THE hogfish " And there were crystal pools, peopled with fish, Argent and gold ; and some of Tyrian skin, Some crimson-barred." — THOMAS HOOD. ..."

3. From Behemoth to Microship by Steven K. Roberts (2000)
"Instead of making occasional pilgrimages to visit hogfish in a dirty overpriced storage yard, she would become the centerpiece of our living and working ..."

4. The Log of a Sea Angler: Sport and Adventures in Many Seas with Spear and Rod by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"The hogfish, a favorite food fish here, has not, like the tarpon, ... example of gross misnaming, as our hogfish is a cavalier among fishes, debonair, ..."

5. The Log of a Sea Angler: Sport and Adventures in Many Seas with Spear and Rod by Charles Frederick Holder (1906)
"The hogfish, a favorite food fish here, has not, like the tarpon, ... It is just plain hogfish, nothing more ; but there was never a better example of gross ..."

6. Foods and Their Adulteration: Origin, Manufacture, and Composition of Food by Harvey Washington Wiley (1911)
"The hogfish.—The hogfish of the West Indies and our southern coasts is another of ... The name "hogfish" doubtless is derived from the shape of the head, ..."

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