graysby

graysby
\\ˈgrāzbē\ noun (-es)
Etymology: origin unknown
: a serranid fish (Petrometopon cruentatus) of the tropical western Atlantic typically reddish gray with vermilion spots but sometimes darker with brown spots or pale and banded

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/grayz"bee/, n., pl. graysbies.
a serranid fish, Epinephelus cruentatus, inhabiting warm waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, having a reddish-gray body marked with vermilion spots.
[orig. uncert.]

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