drumfishes

n. fish that makes loud drumming sound

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Spencer Fullerton Baird — (February 3, 1823 ndash; August 19, 1887) was an American ornithologist and ichthyologist.BiographyBaird was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He graduated at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 1840, and next year, made an ornithological… …   Wikipedia

  • drumfish — /drum fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) drumfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) drumfishes. drum1 (def. 11). [1675 85; DRUM1 + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • sciaenoid — /saɪˈinɔɪd/ (say suy eenoyd) adjective 1. belonging or relating to the Sciaenidae, a family of carnivorous acanthopterygian fishes including the drumfishes, certain kingfishes, etc. –noun 2. a sciaenoid fish. Also, sciaenid. {New Latin… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sci|ae|noid — «sy EE noyd», adjective, noun. –adj. of or belonging to a large group of spiny finned carnivorous fishes usually with air bladders that make a drumming sound. It includes the drumfishes and some kingfishes. –n. a sciaenoid fish. ╂[< Latin… …   Useful english dictionary

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