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:
1700–10, Americanism

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red drum

noun
large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico 
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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.
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