Atlantic-croaker

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croaker

[kroh-ker]
noun
1.
a person or thing that croaks.
2.
any of several sciaenoid fishes that make a croaking noise, especially Micropogonias undulatus (Atlantic croaker) found off the Atlantic coast of the southern U.S.
3.
a person who grumbles or forebodes evil.
4.
Slang. doctor.

Origin:
1630–40; croak + -er1

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croaker (ˈkrəʊkə)
 
n
1.  an animal, bird, etc, that croaks
2.  any of various mainly tropical marine sciaenid fishes, such as Umbrina roncador (yellowfin croaker), that utter croaking noises
3.  a grumbling person

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