Wrasse meaning

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Any of numerous often brightly colored marine fishes of the family Labridae, having spiny fins and thick lips and valued for food and for home aquariums.
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Any of a family (Labridae) of percoid fishes having thick lips, spiny fins, strong teeth, and bright coloring, found esp. in tropical seas: some species are valued as food fishes, as the tautog, cunner, and hogfish.
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Any one of numerous edible, marine, spiny-finned fishes of the family Labridae, of which several species are found in the Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast of Europe. Many of the species are bright-colored.
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Origin of wrasse

  • Cornish gwragh Welsh gwrach old woman
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Cornish wragh (“wrasse; hag").
    From Wiktionary