pinfish
noun Date: 1878 a small compressed dark green grunt (Lagodon rhomboides) that has sharp dorsal spines and occurs along the Atlantic coast

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  • pinfish — ☆ pinfish [pin′fish΄ ] n. pl. pinfish or pinfishes (see FISH) any of several fishes with sharp dorsal spines, esp. a small porgy (Lagodon rhomboides) found along the Atlantic coast of the U.S …   English World dictionary

  • 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 — /pin fish /, n., pl. pinfishes, (esp. collectively) pinfish. a small fish, Lagodon rhomboides, of the porgy family, inhabiting bays of the South Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S. [1875 80, Amer.; PIN + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • pinfish — atogrąžinis avingalvis karosas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Archosargus rhomboidalis angl. pinfish; tropical sheephead rus. кагалона; чопа ryšiai: platesnis terminas – avingalviai karosai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • 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

  • pinfish — pin•fish [[t]ˈpɪnˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. fish•es, (esp. collectively) fish. ich a small, spiny finned porgy, Lagodon rhomboides, inhabiting bays of the S Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S • Etymology: 1875–80, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Spottail pinfish — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii …   Wikipedia

  • stickleback pinfish — keturspyglė dyglė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Apeltes quadracus angl. bloody stickleback; four spined stickleback; stickleback pinfish rus. четырёхиглая колюшка ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • spot-tail pinfish — sidabrinis sargas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Diplodus argenteus angl. goldfish; silver porgy; spot tail pinfish rus. серебристый карась ryšiai: platesnis terminas – auksaspalviai sargai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • 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

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