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Jewfish \Jew"fish`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)

  1. A very large serranoid fish ( Promicrops itaiara) of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. It often reaches the weight of five hundred pounds. Its color is olivaceous or yellowish, with numerous brown spots. Called also guasa, and warsaw.

  2. A similar gigantic fish ( Stereolepis gigas) of Southern California, valued as a food fish.

  3. The black grouper of Florida and Texas.

  4. A large herringlike fish; the tarpum.


Warsaw \War"saw\, n. (Zo["o]l.)

  1. The black grouper ( Epinephelus nigritus) of the southern coasts of the United States.

  2. The jewfish; -- called also guasa.


n. The jewfish.