sheepshead

noun sheeps·head \ ˈshēps-ˌhed \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sheepshead

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

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