red drum


Definition of red drum

: a large coppery drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) chiefly of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast of North America that has a black spot at the base of the tail and is an important game and food fish

called also channel bass, redfish

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The picture on the post was taken at night and showed a man holding two bull red drum. Houston Chronicle, "Game warden field notes," 1 July 2018 Note: There are special regulations on red drum (daily bag limit of three). Jerry Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "Bexar County is home to 14 community fishing lakes," 11 June 2018 Those fish included sea trout, red drum (redfish), red snapper, Southern flounder, black drum, catfish and croaker. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurants, fish markets cited for illegally purchasing game fish," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of red drum

1709, in the meaning defined above

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