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sailor's-choice

[sey-lerz-chois] /ˈseɪ lərzˈtʃɔɪs/
noun, plural sailor's-choice.
1.
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
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism
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sailor's-choice

noun
1.
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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