Cephalopholis

noun Ceph·a·lo·pho·lis

Definition of Cephalopholis

  1. :  a genus of groupers (family Serranidae) including the coney (C. fulvus) and other food fish

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Origin and Etymology of cephalopholis

New Latin, from cephal- + Pholis, genus of fishes, from Greek phōlis, a sea fish that hides in mud; akin to Greek phōleos den and perhaps to Old English būan to dwell — more at bower


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