Definition of ballan wrasse in English:

ballan wrasse

Line breaks: bal¦lan wrasse
Pronunciation: /ˈbalən/

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  • A large European wrasse (fish) of rocky shores and reefs, popular as an angling fish.
    • Labrus bergylta, family Labridae


mid 18th century: ballan from Irish ballán, from ball 'spot'.

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