Diplodus rhomboides
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]


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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

  • Diplodus rhomboides — Squirrel Squir rel (skw[ e]r r[e^]l or skw[i^]r ; 277), n. [OE. squirel, OF. esquirel, escurel, F. [ e]cureuil, LL. squirelus, squirolus, scuriolus, dim. of L. sciurus, Gr. si oyros; skia shade + o yra tail. Cf. {Shine}, v. i.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diplodus rhomboides — Yellowtail Yel low*tail , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of marine carangoid fishes of the genus {Seriola}; especially, the large California species ({Seriola dorsalis}) which sometimes weighs thirty or forty pounds, and is highly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Lagodon rhomboides — 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.… …   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

  • hogfish — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pigfish — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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