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n. pl. muttonfish or mut·ton·fish·es
1. See ocean pout.
2. Mutton snapper.
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1. (Animals) any of several species of fish native to Caribbean and Western Atlantic waters whose cooked flesh tastes of mutton, esp the mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis)
2. (Animals) dialect Austral any of various edible marine gastropod molluscs of the genus Haliotis, also known as the abalone, common in Australian waters
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|Noun||1.||muttonfish - similar to and often marketed as `red snapper';|
snapper - any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
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