nounpl. (see fish) -·fish·, -·fish·es
- any of several fishes whose head supposedly resembles that of a hog, as a pigfish
- a bright-red, edible wrasse (Lachnolaimus maximus) found off the SE coast of the U.S.
Origin of hogfishorigin, originally uncertain or unknown; perhaps translated, translation of Old French porpeis: see porpoise
nounpl. hogfish, or hog·fish·es
- An edible reddish wrasse (Lachnolaimus maximus) of the western Atlantic Ocean, having a long snout and long spines on the dorsal fin. Also called hog snapper .
- Any of various wrasses of the genus Bodianus.
(plural hogfishes or hogfish)
- Lachnolaimus maximus, an edible species of wrasse, found in the Caribbean.
- Several of the species of Bodianus.
- The pigfish or sailor's choice, Orthopristis chrysoptera, or other species in genus Orthospristis.
- Percina caprodes, an American freshwater fish, the log perch, rockfish, a kind of darter.
- A large, red, spiny-headed, European marine fish (Scorpaena scrofa).
- A pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, ranging from Massachusetts to Texas
- A grunt, Haemulon parra