Orthopristis chrysopterus
Sailor Sail"or, n. One who follows the business of navigating ships or other vessels; one who understands the practical management of ships; one of the crew of a vessel; a mariner; a common seaman. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Mariner; seaman; seafarer. [1913 Webster]

{Sailor's choice}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An excellent marine food fish ({Diplodus rhomboides}, syn. {Lagodon rhomboides}) of the Southern United States; -- called also {porgy}, {squirrel fish}, {yellowtail}, and {salt-water bream}. (b) A species of grunt ({Orthopristis chrysopterus} syn. {Pomadasys chrysopterus}), an excellent food fish common on the southern coasts of the United States; -- called also {hogfish}, and {pigfish}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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