Definition of king klipfish in English:

king klipfish

Pronunciation /ˈkɪŋ klɪpˌfɪʃ/


South African
  • A bottom-dwelling, eel-like marine fish, Genypterus capensis (family Ophidiidae), found off the western and southern coasts of South Africa and popular as a food fish.


Early 19th century. From king + klipfish, after South African Dutch koningklipvisch (Afrikaans koningklipvis).