Micropogon undulatus
Croaker Croak"er (-?r), n. 1. One who croaks, murmurs, grumbles, or complains unreasonably; one who habitually forebodes evil. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A small American fish ({Micropogon undulatus}), of the Atlantic coast. (a) An American fresh-water fish ({Aplodinotus grunniens}); -- called also {drum}. (c) The surf fish of California. [1913 Webster]

Note: When caught these fishes make a croaking sound; whence the name, which is often corrupted into crocus.


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  • Micropogon undulatus — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Micropogonias undulatus — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Micropogonias undulatus — Atlantischer Umber Atlantischer Umber (Micropogonias undulatus) Systematik Teilklasse: Echte Knochenfische (Teleostei) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Atlantic croaker — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croaker — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croaker — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drum — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kingfish — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sciaena aquila — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sciaena umbra — Sciaenoid Sci*[ae] noid, a. [L. sci[ae]na a kind of fish (fr. Gr. ?) + oid.] (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, a family of carnivorous marine fishes which includes the meagre ({Sciaena umbra} or {Sciaena aquila}), and fish of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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