sheepshead

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noun sheeps·head \ˈshēps-ˌhed\

Definition of sheepshead

  1. 1 :  a marine bony fish (Archosargus probatocephalus of the family Sparidae) of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the U.S. that has broad front teeth and is used for food

  2. 2 :  freshwater drum

  3. 3 :  a largely red or rose-colored wrasse (Semicossyphus pulcher) of the California coast

First Known Use of sheepshead

1643


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