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sheepshead

[sheeps-hed] /ˈʃipsˌhɛd/
noun, plural (especially collectively) sheepshead (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sheepsheads for 1–3.
1.
a deep-bodied, black-banded food fish, Archosargus probatocephalus, living along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
2.
a freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, of eastern North America.
3.
4.
Also called schafskopf. Cards. an earlier and simpler form of skat.
5.
Obsolete. a foolish or stupid person.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; sheep + 's1 + head
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British Dictionary definitions for sheepshead

sheepshead

/ˈʃiːpsˌhɛd/
noun (pl) -head, -heads
1.
any of several sparid fishes with strong crushing teeth, esp Archosargus rhomboidalis, of the American Atlantic, which is marked with dark bands
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