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n. pl. sailor's-choice
Any of various edible fishes of North American Atlantic waters, including the grunt Haemulon parra and the pinfish.
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(Animals) any of various small percoid fishes of American coastal regions of the Atlantic, esp the grunt Haemulon parra and the pinfish
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n., pl. -choice.
any of several fishes living in waters along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., esp. a pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, and a grunt, Haemulon parrai.
[1840–50, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sailor's-choice - similar to sea breamsailor's-choice - similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States
sparid, sparid fish - spiny-finned food fishes of warm waters having well-developed teeth
genus Lagodon, Lagodon - a genus of Sparidae
2.sailor's-choice - a grunt found from Florida to Brazil and Gulf of Mexicosailor's-choice - a grunt found from Florida to Brazil and Gulf of Mexico
grunt - medium-sized tropical marine food fishes that utter grunting sounds when caught
genus Haemulon, Haemulon - type genus of the Haemulidae
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