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Wrasse

wrasse
(Science: zoology) Any one of numerous edible, marine, spiny-finned fishes of the genus labrus, of which several species are found in the Mediterranean and on the atlantic coast of Europe. Many of the species are bright-coloured.
Among the European species are the ballan wrasse (labrus maculatus), the streaked wrasse (L. Lineatus), the red wrasse (L. Mixtus), the comber wrasse (L. Comber), the bluestriped, or cook, wrasse (see peacock fish, under Peacock), the rainbow wrasse (L. Vulgaris), and the seawife.
Origin: W. Gwrachen.


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