Drumfish
Drumfish Drum"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any fish of the family {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; -- called also {drum}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common drumfish ({Pogonias chromis}) is a large species, common south of New Jersey. The southern red drum or red horse ({Sci[ae]na ocellata}), and the fresh-water drum or croaker ({Aplodionotus grunniens}), are related species. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • drumfish — /drum fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) drumfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) drumfishes. drum1 (def. 11). [1675 85; DRUM1 + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • drumfish — n. fish that makes loud drumming sound …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drumfish — drum•fish [[t]ˈdrʌmˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich drum I, 11) • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • drumfish — noun small to medium sized bottom dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise • Syn: ↑drum • Hypernyms: ↑sciaenid fish, ↑sciaenid • Hyponyms: ↑striped drum, ↑Equetus pul …   Useful english dictionary

  • freshwater drumfish — freshwater drumfish, a drumfish sometimes weighing over 50 pounds, found from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley to Guatemala; gaspergou …   Useful english dictionary

  • red drumfish — red drum or red drumfish, a large drumfish of the Atlantic Coast of North America …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aplodionotus grunniens — Drumfish Drum fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any fish of the family {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; called also {drum}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common drumfish ({Pogonias chromis}) is a large species, common south… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • drum — Drumfish Drum fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any fish of the family {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; called also {drum}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common drumfish ({Pogonias chromis}) is a large species, common south… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pogonias chromis — Drumfish Drum fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any fish of the family {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; called also {drum}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common drumfish ({Pogonias chromis}) is a large species, common south… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sciaena ocellata — Drumfish Drum fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any fish of the family {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; called also {drum}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common drumfish ({Pogonias chromis}) is a large species, common south… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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