\ ˈō-pə How to pronounce opah (audio) , -ˌpä \

Definition of opah

: a large elliptical laterally compressed marine bony fish (Lampris guttatus of the family Lampridae) with brilliant colors

Examples of opah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As if catching one opah in Ocean City wasn't enough, Ensor caught a second one, weighing 159.6 pounds, in early December. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Different kinds of stories, the offbeat from 2017 in Harford County," 23 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of opah

1750, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for opah

perhaps from Ibo úbà

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“Opah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/opah. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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