sheepshead

[ sheeps-hed ]
/ ˈʃipsˌhɛd /

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 U.S.
a freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, of eastern North America.
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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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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