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n. pl. muttonfish or mut·ton·fish·es
1. See ocean pout.
2. Mutton snapper.
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