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[OED, W3 different sp.; DJE no sp.; probably from dark color] n. 1. a fish, Bodianus fulvus (punctatus): 1905 (Shattuck 306). (Inagua, White)

2. the triggerfish, of the Balistidae family = TURBOT (Exuma)

3. [cf. OED cony the Nigger-fish, Epinephelus punctatus] a fish, Epinephelus sp?= CONEY (FISH) (San Sal.)

Tags: animal, fish, noun

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Last update: 2010-11-16 05:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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