hog·​fish | \ ˈhȯg-ˌfish How to pronounce hogfish (audio) , ˈhäg- \

Definition of hogfish

: a large West Indian and Florida wrasse (Lachnolaimus maximus) often used for food

Examples of hogfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Austin was wowed by an African pompano, while Gregory locked in on a spotted hogfish, with its orange body and distinct yellow tail. Michael Dumas, al.com, 20 July 2019 Over the last five years, some dozen South Florida restaurants began serving lionfish on their menus because the delicate, flaky fish, often compared to hogfish and snapper, is a taste treat. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, 20 June 2018 The expansive menu also includes salads, calzones, pasta and entrees like hogfish piccata and clams and linguine. Shayne Benowitz, miamiherald, 5 Apr. 2018 Eat: Get a taste of Stock Island at Hogfish Bar & Grill for their famous hogfish sandwich and El Mocho (5708 Maloney Ave.) for a colada and the tastiest croquetas this side of Miami. Shayne Benowitz, miamiherald, 10 Apr. 2018 Some compare this flaky and tasty fish's flavor to that of the popular hogfish. Katie Atkins, miamiherald, 25 May 2017

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First Known Use of hogfish

1734, in the meaning defined above

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“Hogfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hogfish. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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