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- n. Any of several serranoid fish, of the genus Rhypticus, that have a slimy mucus-covered skin.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any serranoid fish of the genus Rhypticus; -- so called from the soapy feeling of its skin.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A serranoid fish of the genus Rhypticus (or Promicropterus): so called from the soapy skin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fishes with slimy mucus-covered skin; found in the warm Atlantic coastal waters of America
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As they strolled past the leafy seadragons and the spotted soapfish, she was struck by the question someone in her tour group kept asking the guide: Can you eat that?