A fish of the large family Labridae, which comprises the wrasses and related marine fishes, many of which are small and brightly coloured.
Of or relating to the family Labridae of fishes; designating a fish of this family.
Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Labrus, genus name (LinnaeusSystema Naturae (ed. 10, 1758) I. 282; from classical Latin labrum lip) + -id, after Labridae, family name (G. Cuvier, 1816).