Definition of sweetlips in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈswētlips/
(also sweetlip)

noun (plural same)

A patterned grunt (fish) that changes its color and markings with age, occurring in the Indo-Pacific.
  • Plectorhynchus and other genera, family Pomadasyidae: several species, including the oriental sweetlips (P. orientalis).
Example sentences
  • Maori wrasse, sweetlips and trevallies hang in the current.
  • Fish are everywhere, not just the current-indicating anthias but all the bigger fish, from harlequin sweetlips to trevally and grouper.
  • Maori wrasse, sweetlips, trevallies, grouper and every variety of Indo-Pacific coral browser hover around.

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Syllabification: sweet·lips

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