opah

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n opah large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Opah (Zoöl) A large oceanic fish (Lampris guttatus), inhabiting the Atlantic Ocean. It is remarkable for its brilliant colors, which are red, green, and blue, with tints of purple and gold, covered with round silvery spots. Called also king of the herrings.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n opah A large and beautiful deep-sea fish of the family Lamprididæ, Lampris guttatus, conspicuous for its rich color, which is a brocade of silver and lilac, rosy on the belly and decorated with silvery spots. The flesh is red, and much esteemed. The opah attains a length of from 3 to 5 feet, and a weight of from 140 to 150 pounds, and is occasionally stranded upon either coast of the Atlantic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Opah ō′pa a sea-fish of the Dory family—also called Kingfish.
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Usage

In literature:

Opah, or King-fish, 82, 387.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie
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In news:

Anglers Are Catching More Opah Than Ever Off Southern California.
Reports of opah catches are on the rise among Southern California ocean anglers.
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