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[oh-puh] /ˈoʊ pə/

a large, deep-bodied, brilliantly colored, oceanic food fish, Lampris regius.
a large soft-finned deep-sea teleost fish, Lampris regius (or luna), of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Mediterranean Sea, having a deep, brilliantly coloured body: family Lampridae Also called moonfish, kingfish


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