opah

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Related to Lamprididae: moonfish, opah

o·pah

 (ō′pə)
n.
A large, oval-shaped fish (Lampris guttatus) having a silvery iridescent body with red fins and edible red flesh. Also called moonfish.

[Of West African origin; akin to Igbo uba.]

opah

(ˈəʊpə)
n
(Animals) a large soft-finned deep-sea teleost fish, Lampris regius (or luna), of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea, having a deep, brilliantly coloured body: family Lampridae. Also called: moonfish or kingfish
[C18: of West African origin]

o•pah

(ˈoʊ pə)

n.
a large, deep-bodied, brilliantly colored oceanic food fish, Lampris guttatus.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opah - large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterraneanopah - large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean
malacopterygian, soft-finned fish - any fish of the superorder Malacopterygii
genus Lampris, Lampris - type genus of the Lampridae