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Meaning of DRUMFISH

Pronunciation:  'drum`fish

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise

DRUMFISH is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: drum
 See Also: Bairdiella chrysoura, channel bass, Equetus lanceolatus, Equetus pulcher, jackknife-fish, mademoiselle, red drum, redfish, sciaenid, sciaenid fish, Sciaenops ocellatus, silver perch, striped drum



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Drum"fish`\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
Any fish of the family {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, which makes a loud
noise by means of its air bladder; -- called also {drum}.

Note: The common drumfish ({Pogonias chromis}) is a large
      species, common south of New Jersey. The southern red
      drum or red horse ({Sci[ae]na ocellata}), and the
      fresh-water drum or croaker ({Aplodionotus grunniens}),
      are related species.