- any of several fishes living in waters along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., especially a pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, ranging from Massachusetts to Texas, and a grunt, Haemulon parrai, ranging from Florida to Brazil.
Origin of sailor's-choice
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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- any of various small percoid fishes of American coastal regions of the Atlantic, esp the grunt Haemulon parra and the pinfish