Definition of Muttonfish

1. Noun. Similar to and often marketed as 'red snapper'.

Exact synonyms: Lutjanus Analis, Mutton Snapper
Generic synonyms: Snapper

Definition of Muttonfish

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Muttonfish

mutton-chop whiskers
mutton-fat keratic precipitates
mutton bird
mutton birds
mutton chop
mutton dressed as lamb
mutton flaps
mutton quad
mutton quads
mutton snapper
mutton tallow
muttonfish (current term)
mutual admiration society
mutual affection
mutual aid
mutual exclusiveness

Literary usage of Muttonfish

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1. Annual Report by New York Zoological Society, Tennyson Society (1906)
"STEAMER "ANGLER" — Collections from the fishing banks off the New 78 Dogfish, 23 Angler, 77 muttonfish, ..."

2. Favorite Fish and Fishing by James Alexander Henshall (1908)
"The muttonfish is larger and an esteemed table fish, and with the other snappers is like the lilies, of which we are told, " Solomon in all his glory was ..."

3. Adventure Guide to the Bahamas by Blair Howard (2002)
"muttonfish Point This is home to large numbers of mutton snapper, from which the site gets its name, and many colorful reef fish. Oleander Reef Just a short ..."

4. Some Fish and Some Fishing by Frank Gray Griswold (1921)
"... Snappers which swim in droves Are found by shore and near mangroves; They are muttonfish out on the reef, At least that is my best belief. ..."

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