noun \ˈras\
plural wrasses also wrasse

Definition of WRASSE

:  any of a large family (Labridae) of elongate usually brilliantly colored marine bony fishes that usually bury themselves in sand at night and include important food fishes as well as a number of popular aquarium fishes

Origin of WRASSE

Cornish gwragh, wragh hag, wrasse
First Known Use: circa 1672

Rhymes with WRASSE


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