Definition of Pigfish

1. Noun. Found around the Great Barrier Reef.

Exact synonyms: Achoerodus Gouldii, Giant Pigfish
Generic synonyms: Wrasse
Group relationships: Achoerodus, Genus Achoerodus



2. Noun. Found from Long Island southward.
Exact synonyms: Hogfish, Orthopristis Chrysopterus
Generic synonyms: Grunt
Group relationships: Genus Orthopristis, Orthopristis

Definition of Pigfish

1. n. Any one of several species of salt-water grunts; -- called also hogfish.

Definition of Pigfish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Pigfish

1. Any one of several species of salt-water grunts; called also hogfish. A sculpin. The name is also applied locally to several other fishes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pigfish

pigeoning
pigeonite
pigeonites
pigeonless
pigeonlike
pigeonries
pigeonry
pigeons
pigeontoed
pigeonwing
pigeonwings
pigface
pigfaces
pigfeed
pigfeeds
pigfish (current term)
pigfishes
pigfoot
pigfoots
pigged
pigged out
piggeries
piggery
piggie
piggier
piggies
piggiest
piggin

Literary usage of Pigfish

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1. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"According to my experience, the Spotted pigfish grows to a length of about 15 inches. The Groper : By this name I particularly refer to what is called the ..."

2. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1918)
"The pigfish reaches a length of from twelve to fifteen inches, ... In some places this species of pigfish is known as the "sailor's choice," a term denoting ..."

3. The Sportsman's Gazetteer and General Guide: The Game Animals, Birds and by Charles Hallock (1877)
"... pigfish, cattish, sharks, and rays. Besides these common species, are occasionally taken specimens of more southern and tropical forms, which variety ..."

4. The Sportsman's Gazetteer and General Guide: The Game Animals, Birds and by Charles Hallock (1878)
"... pigfish, catfish, sharks, ana rays. Besides these common species, are occasionally taken specimens of more southern and tropical forms, which variety ..."

5. Where, When, and how to Catch Fish on the East Coast of Florida by William H. Gregg, John Gardner (1902)
"... Blackfish (Sea Bass, not the Tautog), Whiting, Croaker, Yellow Tail (the Mademoiselle Yellow Tail), pigfish, Sailor's Choice, Spots, Flounders, Sharks, ..."

6. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries by United States Bureau of Fisheries, Bureau of Fisheries, United States (1916)
"The writer undertook a similar work on the scales of the pigfish in the summer of ... Occurrence of pigfish of different lengths, one year old and upward. ..."

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