Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A serranoid fish of the genus Rhypticus (or Promicropterus): so called from the soapy skin. Several are found along the Atlantic coast of the United States, as R. maculatus, R. decoratus, and R. pituitosus. See cut under
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any serranoid fish of the genus Rhypticus; -- so called from the soapy feeling of its skin.
- n. fishes with slimy mucus-covered skin; found in the warm Atlantic coastal waters of America
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