Margate fish

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

Margate fish (plural Margate fishes)

  1. An edible fish, a grunt (Haemulon album), of the west Atlantic.

Usage notesEdit

A misreading of an early reference caused this name to be wrongly applied to Haemulon aurolineatum, the tomtate, in a few dictionaries and other reference works, but this apparently never made it into actual usage.

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