emperor fish

noun

: a large brilliantly colored edible butterfly fish (Holacanthus imperator) of the Japanese seas

Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emperor fish was in 1884

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“Emperor fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/emperor%20fish. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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