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sheepshead

[ sheeps-hed ]
/ ˈʃipsˌhɛd /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) sheeps·head, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sheeps·heads for 1-3.
a deep-bodied, black-banded food fish, Archosargus probatocephalus, living along the Atlantic coast of the United States, chiefly around southwest Florida, and southward to Brazil.
a freshwater fish, the drum Aplodinotus grunniens, found throughout the eastern half of the United States and southward to Guatemala.
Also called schafskopf. Cards. an earlier and simpler form of skat.
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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British Dictionary definitions for sheepshead

sheepshead
/ (ˈʃiːpsˌhɛd) /

noun plural -head or -heads
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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