opah

noun
\ 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

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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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