pigfish

noun
pig·​fish | \ ˈpig-ˌfish How to pronounce pigfish (audio) \

Definition of pigfish

: a saltwater grunt (Orthopristis chrysoptera) that is a food fish found from Long Island, N.Y., southward

First Known Use of pigfish

1807, in the meaning defined above

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