Definition of king klipfish in US English:

king klipfish

noun

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.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

king klipfish

/ˈkɪŋklɪp ˌfɪʃ/