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wrasse

Syllabification: wrasse

Definition of wrasse in English:

noun (plural same or wrasses)

A marine fish with thick lips and strong teeth, typically brightly colored with marked differences between the male and female.
Example sentences
  • The presence of the model predator at the mating site resulted in a strong initial reaction by both male and female bluehead wrasses.
  • Many male damselfish, wrasses, and angelfish, among others, maintain harems.
  • In marine areas, species concentrations are highest around coral reefs, where butterflyfishes and angelfishes, wrasses, parrotfishes and triggerfishes are common.

Origin

late 17th century: from Cornish wrah; related to Welsh gwrach, literally 'old woman'.

Words that rhyme with wrasse

alas, Alsace, amass, ass, Bass, chasse, crass, crevasse, en masse, gas, Hamas, lass, mass, morass, sass, tarantass, tass

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