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a. A croaking animal, especially a frog.
b. A person who grumbles or habitually predicts evil.
2. Any of various marine and freshwater fishes of the family Sciaenidae that make a croaking sound by vibrating certain muscles attached to the swim bladder.


1. (Zoology) an animal, bird, etc, that croaks
2. (Animals) any of various mainly tropical marine sciaenid fishes, such as Umbrina roncador (yellowfin croaker), that utter croaking noises
3. a grumbling person


(ˈkroʊ kər)

1. one that croaks.
2. any fish of the family Sciaenidae that produces sounds with its muscular swim bladder.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.croaker - the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.croaker - the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.
croaker - any of several fishes that make a croaking noise
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
2.croaker - any of several fishes that make a croaking noise
sciaenid, sciaenid fish - widely distributed family of carnivorous percoid fishes having a large air bladder used to produce sound
Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus - a silvery-bodied croaker with dark markings and tiny barbels
surf fish, surffish, Umbrina roncador, yellowfin croaker - a fish of the Pacific coast of North America
chenfish, Genyonemus lineatus, white croaker, kingfish - small silvery marine food fish found off California
queenfish, Seriphus politus, white croaker - silvery and bluish drumfish of shallow California coastal waters
croaker - the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.
References in classic literature ?
Tim Lacy told me he got some once from a croaker uptown and fed 'em to his girl in soda water.
Dame Archer brought the cherub down to master, in the house, and his face just began to light up, when the old croaker steps forward, and says he - "Earnshaw, it's a blessing your wife has been spared to leave you this son.
The most inveterate croaker and grumbler in the world--and yet, according to his own account, the only cheerful man in the whole ship's company.
Brother Morris," said he, "you were always a croaker.
Sheepshead and croakers from American coffee, with real cream.
China is a major seafood exporter and the impacted region is known to be rich in fisheries including species like crab, squid, yellow croaker, mackerel, among others.
At this time of year the area is used as wintering ground by common edible species such as hairtail, yellow croaker, chub mackerel and blue crab," Greenpeace said.
The Juno and Lake Worth piers will both have pompano, whiting and croaker traversing the bars and trough steadily.
The Croaker Classic is a way to give kids and families a chance to come together.
subviridis), herring (Chirocentrus dorab), elongated sole (Solia elongate), black fin sea bream (Acanthopagrus berda), grunts (Pomadasys hasta), croaker (Otolithus ruber), silver sillago (Sillago sihama), sea perch (Lates calcarifer) and jaw fish (Johnius goma).
2016b), but in this one selectivity patterns of the whitemouth croaker (Micropogonias furnieri) were differentiated among specific nets employed.