Diplodus Holbrooki
Pinfish Pin"fish`, n. [So called from their sharp dorsal spines.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) The sailor's choice ({Diplodus rhomboides} syn. {Lagodon rhomboides}). (b) The salt-water bream ({Diplodus Holbrooki}). [1913 Webster]

Note: Both are excellent food fishes, common on the coast of the United States south of Cape Hatteras. The name is also applied to other allied species. [1913 Webster]


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  • Diplodus rhomboides — Pinfish Pin fish , n. [So called from their sharp dorsal spines.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The sailor s choice ({Diplodus rhomboides} syn. {Lagodon rhomboides}). (b) The salt water bream ({Diplodus Holbrooki}). [1913 Webster] Note: Both are excellent food… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Lagodon rhomboides — Pinfish Pin fish , n. [So called from their sharp dorsal spines.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The sailor s choice ({Diplodus rhomboides} syn. {Lagodon rhomboides}). (b) The salt water bream ({Diplodus Holbrooki}). [1913 Webster] Note: Both are excellent food… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pinfish — Pin fish , n. [So called from their sharp dorsal spines.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The sailor s choice ({Diplodus rhomboides} syn. {Lagodon rhomboides}). (b) The salt water bream ({Diplodus Holbrooki}). [1913 Webster] Note: Both are excellent food fishes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pinfish — noun similar to sea bream; small spiny finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States • Syn: ↑sailor s choice, ↑squirrelfish, ↑Lagodon rhomboides • Hypernyms: ↑sparid, ↑sparid fish • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

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