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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.
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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
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(ˈkroʊ kər)

1. one that croaks.
2. any fish of the family Sciaenidae that produces sounds with its muscular swim bladder.
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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.
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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.
He will not use His past experience, like a man of sense, To judge the present need, but lends an ear To any croaker if he augurs ill.
"Brother Morris," said he, "you were always a croaker. So long as the members of this lodge stand together there is no power in the United States that can touch them.
Sheepshead and croakers from American coffee, with real cream.
As per reports, the croaker fish or Arabian Sea meagre fish, weighed almost 41 kilograms.
Pompano, whiting, croaker, black margate and other fish art the surfline can't resist a fresh meal.
The current study reports on the gene expression and molecular characteristics of three members of the CC family of chemokines: 1) dual chemokine ligand CCL17; 2) homeostatic chemokines ligand CCL21; and 3) CCL24 in response to bacterial challenge in large yellow croaker (Larimichthys crocea).
Christopher Hickey (34) and James Taube (22) were Llangennech's danger men but after they were both dismissed, Ammanford bowled them out on 69 thanks to Sean Croaker taking 4-29.
However, after some time, the oyinbo woman reconciled with her husband and a few months later, the man, whose surname sounds like 'Croaker' returned to his wife and children, abandoned the actress and cut all forms of communication with her.