Diplodus probatocephalus
Sheepshead Sheeps"head`, n. [So called because of the fancied resemblance of its head and front teeth to those of a sheep.] (Zo["o]l.) A large and valuable sparoid food fish ({Archosargus probatocephalus} syn. {Diplodus probatocephalus}) found on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It often weighs from ten to twelve pounds. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also locally, in a loose way, applied to various other fishes, as the butterfish, the fresh-water drumfish, the parrot fish, the porgy, and the moonfish. [1913 Webster]


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  • Archosargus probatocephalus — Sheepshead Sheeps head , n. [So called because of the fancied resemblance of its head and front teeth to those of a sheep.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large and valuable sparoid food fish ({Archosargus probatocephalus} syn. {Diplodus probatocephalus}) found on …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sheepshead — Sheeps head , n. [So called because of the fancied resemblance of its head and front teeth to those of a sheep.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large and valuable sparoid food fish ({Archosargus probatocephalus} syn. {Diplodus probatocephalus}) found on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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