1. [syn: Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sciaenoid \Sci*ae"noid\, a. [L. sciaena a kind of fish (fr. Gr.
?) + -oid.] (Zool.)
Of or pertaining to the Sciaenidae, a family of carnivorous
marine fishes which includes the meagre (Sciaena umbra or
Sciaena aquila), and fish of the drum and croaker
families. The croaker is so called because it may make a
croaking noise by use of its bladder; the Atlantic croaker
(Micropogonias undulatus, formerly Micropogon undulatus)
and the squeteague are a members of the croaker family, and
the kingfish is a drum.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a silvery-bodied croaker with dark markings and tiny
barbels [syn: Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias