freshwater drum


Definition of freshwater drum

: a croaker (Aplodinotus grunniens) of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River valley that may attain a weight of 50 pounds (23 kilograms) or more

called also sheepshead, white perch

Examples of freshwater drum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The types of fish killed in the event include freshwater drum, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and shorthead redhorse, according to ODNR. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 11 Sep. 2021 That came to mind when Faruq K. Abdul-Kahliq of the Cleveland Metroparks Youth Outdoors Program landed a hefty sheepshead, or freshwater drum, the other day and provided a photo of the lunker. cleveland, 2 Sep. 2021 Walleye is the marquee species, but Poygan also has yellow perch, white bass, black crappie, lake sturgeon and freshwater drum. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of freshwater drum

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Freshwater drum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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