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Meaning of CROAKER

Pronunciation:  'krowkur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several fishes that make a croaking noise
  2. [n]  the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.

CROAKER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: Atlantic croaker, chenfish, croaker, croaker, Genyonemus lineatus, kingfish, Micropogonias undulatus, queenfish, saltwater fish, sciaenid, sciaenid fish, Seriphus politus, surf fish, surffish, Umbrina roncador, white croaker, yellowfin croaker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Croak"er\ (-?r), n.
1. One who croaks, murmurs, grumbles, or complains
   unreasonably; one who habitually forebodes evil.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A small American fish ({Micropogon undulatus}), of the
       Atlantic coast.
   (a) An American fresh-water fish ({Aplodinotus
       grunniens}); -- called also {drum}.
   (c) The surf fish of California.

Note: When caught these fishes make a croaking sound; whence
      the name, which is often corrupted into crocus.