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sheeps·head

 (shēps′hĕd′)
n.
1. A food fish (Archosargus probatocephalus) of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the Americas, having dark vertical markings and a short blunt snout.
2. A freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens) of North and Central America, valued as a sport fish.
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sheepshead

(ˈʃiːpsˌhɛd)
n, pl -head or -heads
(Animals) any of several sparid fishes with strong crushing teeth, esp Archosargus rhomboidalis, of the American Atlantic, which is marked with dark bands
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sheeps•head

(ˈʃipsˌhɛd)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -head, (esp. for kinds or species). -heads.
1. a deep-bodied, black-banded food fish, Archosargus probatocephalus, inhabiting Atlantic coastal waters.
2. a freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, of E North America.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sheepshead - large (up to 20 lbs) food fish of the eastern coast of the United States and Mexicosheepshead - large (up to 20 lbs) food fish of the eastern coast of the United States and Mexico
sparid, sparid fish - spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
Archosargus, genus Archosargus - a genus of Sparidae
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