Batrachus tau
Sarpo Sar"po, n. [Corruption of Sp. sapo a toad.] (Zo["o]l.) A large toadfish of the Southern United States and the Gulf of Mexico ({Batrachus tau}, var. pardus). [1913 Webster]

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  • Batrachus tau — Toadfish Toad fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any marine fish of the genus {Batrachus}, having a large, thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance to a toad. The American species ({Batrachus tau}) is very common in shallow water. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oyster fish — Toadfish Toad fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any marine fish of the genus {Batrachus}, having a large, thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance to a toad. The American species ({Batrachus tau}) is very common in shallow water. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sapo — Toadfish Toad fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any marine fish of the genus {Batrachus}, having a large, thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance to a toad. The American species ({Batrachus tau}) is very common in shallow water. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Toadfish — Toad fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any marine fish of the genus {Batrachus}, having a large, thick head and a wide mouth, and bearing some resemblance to a toad. The American species ({Batrachus tau}) is very common in shallow water. Called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sarpo — Sar po, n. [Corruption of Sp. sapo a toad.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large toadfish of the Southern United States and the Gulf of Mexico ({Batrachus tau}, var. pardus). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Froschfisch — Froschfisch, 1) (Batrachus Schn., Batrachoides Lacép.), Gattung der dickköpfigen Brustflosser (der Stachelflosser bei Cuvier); Kopf groß, flach, breiter als der Leib, Mund weit, Kiemendeckel stachelig, in der ersten Rückenstoffe drei Stacheln;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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