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red drum

noun, Ichthyology
a large, edible drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, living in waters off the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
Also called channel bass.
Origin of red drum
1700-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The red drum is an important resource to local anglers.
  • References and selected abstracts on red drum hook mortality.
  • Tagging estimates of abundance at age for the northern region red drum stock.
  • Summer fishing for red drum is slower than during the spring and fall.
  • Surf fishing has been productive for large red drum.

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