Definition of klipfish in English:


Line breaks: klip|fish
Pronunciation: /ˈklɪpfɪʃ, ˈkləp-/

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A small bottom-dwelling fish, typically found in shallow water or rock pools.
  • Clinus and other genera, family Clinidae: several species, in particular the brightly coloured C. superciliosus


late 18th century: partial translation of Dutch klipvis or Danish klipfisk 'rock fish'.

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