red drum

  1. a large, edible fish, Sciaenops ocellatus, living in waters off the Atlantic coast of the United States: noted for the drumming sound made by the males when spawning.

Origin of red drum

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10

Words Nearby red drum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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