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Definition of "hogfish" []

  • A colorful fish (Lachnolaimus maximus) of warm Atlantic waters, having a long snout in the adult male. (noun)
  • See pigfish. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hogfish" in a sentence
  • "Every hogfish and lamprey in American waters -- that's a near-fish that sucks the blood of other fish, you know -- should be exterminated just in the same way that the farmers of the country are making away with the Canada thistle."
  • "The aggregate catch was 380,375 pounds, having a value of $13,003, the principal species being hogfish and squeteague."
  • "From birth, the lionfish eats ravenously, its diet made up of the juveniles of key species that help maintain and promote the equilibrium of the reef-snapper, hogfish, parrotfish, banded coral shrimp."
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