wrasse

wrasse
wrasse [ras]
n.
pl. wrasses or wrasse [Corn wrach, gwrach]
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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