[choh-puh, chop-uh] /ˈtʃoʊ pə, ˈtʃɒp ə/

noun, plural (especially collectively) chopa (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) chopas.
any of several fishes, especially of the sea chub family, Kyphosidae, and the nibbler family, Girellidae.


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