freshwater drum

noun

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 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, "Smith: Lake Poygan ice provides a warm greeting to anglers," 6 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of freshwater drum

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Freshwater drum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freshwater%20drum. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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