Definitions for: Croaker

[n] any of several fishes that make a croaking noise
[n] the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic coast of southern U.S.

Webster (1913) Definition: Croak"er (-?r), n.
1. One who croaks, murmurs, grumbles, or complains
unreasonably; one who habitually forebodes evil.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small American fish (Micropogon undulatus), of the
Atlantic coast.
(a) An American fresh-water fish ({Aplodinotus
grunniens}); -- called also drum.
(c) The surf fish of California.

Note: When caught these fishes make a croaking sound; whence
the name, which is often corrupted into crocus.

See Also: Atlantic croaker, chenfish, croaker, croaker, Genyonemus lineatus, kingfish, Micropogonias undulatus, queenfish, saltwater fish, sciaenid, sciaenid fish, Seriphus politus, surf fish, surffish, Umbrina roncador, white croaker, yellowfin croaker

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