jewfish

noun
jew·​fish | \ ˈjü-ˌfish How to pronounce jewfish (audio) \

Definition of jewfish

1 : any of various large groupers that are usually dusky green, brown, or blackish, thickheaded, and rough-scaled especially : goliath grouper

First Known Use of jewfish

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Jewfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jewfish. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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