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sheepshead

[sheeps-hed]
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noun, plural (especially collectively) sheeps·head, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sheeps·heads for 1–3.
  1. a deep-bodied, black-banded food fish, Archosargus probatocephalus, living along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
  2. a freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, of eastern North America.
  3. sheephead.
  4. Also called schafskopf. Cards. an earlier and simpler form of skat.
  5. Obsolete. a foolish or stupid person.
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Origin of sheepshead

First recorded in 1535–45; sheep + 's1 + head
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sheepshead

noun plural -head or -heads
  1. any of several sparid fishes with strong crushing teeth, esp Archosargus rhomboidalis, of the American Atlantic, which is marked with dark bands
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