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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of several fishes living in waters along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., esp. a pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, and a grunt

    Haemulon parrai.

Origin of sailor's-choice:

1840–50, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pinfish, sailor's-choice, squirrelfish, Lagodon rhomboides(noun)

    similar to sea bream; small spiny-finned fish found in bays along the southeastern coast of the United States

  2. sailor's-choice, sailors choice, Haemulon parra(noun)

    a grunt found from Florida to Brazil and Gulf of Mexico


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