Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A colorful fish (Lachnolaimus maximus) of warm Atlantic waters, having a long snout in the adult male.
  • n. See pigfish.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An edible species of wrasse, found around southern Florida
  • n. The pigfish or sailor's choice.
  • n. An American freshwater fish, the log perch.
  • n. A large, red, spiny-headed, European marine fish (Scorpaena scrofa).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A large West Indian and Florida food fish (Lachnolæmus).
  • n. The pigfish or sailor's choice.
  • n. An American fresh-water fish; the log perch.
  • n. A large, red, spiny-headed, European marine fish (Scorpæna scrofa).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A popular name of various fishes.
  • n. The common porpoise or sea-pig, Phocœna communis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. found from Long Island southward
  • n. large wrasse of western Atlantic; head of male resembles a pig's snout

Etymologies

hog +‎ fish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Every hogfish and lamprey in American waters -- that's a near-fish that sucks the blood of other fish, you know -- should be exterminated just in the same way that the farmers of the country are making away with the Canada thistle.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries

  • The aggregate catch was 380,375 pounds, having a value of $13,003, the principal species being hogfish and squeteague.

    North Carolina and its Resources.

  • From birth, the lionfish eats ravenously, its diet made up of the juveniles of key species that help maintain and promote the equilibrium of the reef-snapper, hogfish, parrotfish, banded coral shrimp.

    Slate Magazine

  • While the fins are venomous, the rest of the lionfish is mighty good eating, almost like hogfish, Akins said.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • "They're comparable to hogfish," said Blakeman, who recently pan-fried 15 lionfish on his boat.

    TCPalm Stories

  • The researchers also documented the presence of whelks and hogfish, which feast on barnacles.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • "They taste a lot like hogfish," says Mr. Dugan of the Lion Hunters.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Cousin Calico's (TM) prize-winning hogfish have been fiendishly fishnapped by some rowdy hogfish rustlers!

    Wil's Ebay E-Store

  • Develop important logical thinking, problem solving, and memory skills as you take an active -- and interactive -- role in solving the mystery of Cousin Calico's rustled hogfish.

    Wil's Ebay E-Store

  • Always the brave adventurers, Freddie and Luther offer to find the rustlers 'secret hideout, rescue the hogfish, and wrangle those rambunctious rustlers.

    Wil's Ebay E-Store

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