Definition of opah in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈəʊpə


  • A large deep-bodied fish with a deep blue back, silvery belly, and crimson fins, which lives in deep oceanic waters. Also called moonfish.
    • Lampris guttatus, family Lampridae
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    • One fish I wish I could see with my own eyes is the brilliant opah, or moonfish.
    • Menu concoctions include opah (moon fish) caught along the Kohala Coast, salmon, and seaweed grown at the Big Island's Natural Energy Lab.
    • The opah, despite being toothless, and of majestic build, pursues and eats other fish and squid.


mid 18th century: a West African word.

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