Definition of Cephalopholis
: 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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