wrasse

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The moon wrasse (a typical wrasse)

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Plural of dialectal (Cornwall) wrah, wraugh, wrath, from Cornish wragh (old woman, hag; wrasse), lenited form of gwragh.

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wrasse (plural wrasses)

  1. Any one of numerous edible, marine, spiny-finned fishes of the family Labridae, of which several species are found in the Mediterranean and on the Atlantic coast of Europe. Many of the species are brightly colored. [from mid-17th c.]

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