goatfish

noun
goat·​fish | \ ˈgōt-ˌfish How to pronounce goatfish (audio) \

Definition of goatfish

: any of a family (Mullidae) of medium-sized often brightly colored bony fishes having two long barbels under the chin, and elongate body, and two widely separated dorsal fins — compare red mullet

First Known Use of goatfish

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Goatfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goatfish. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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