sailor-choice

sailor's-choice

[sey-lerz-chois]
noun, plural sailor's-choice.
any of several fishes living in waters along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., especially a pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides, ranging from Massachusetts to Texas, and a grunt, Haemulon parrai, ranging from Florida to Brazil.

Origin:
1840–50, Americanism

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n
any of various small percoid fishes of American coastal regions of the Atlantic, esp the grunt Haemulon parra and the pinfish

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