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croaker


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Croaker  \Croak"er\  (-?r),  n. 
  1.  One  who  croaks,  murmurs,  grumbles,  or  complains 
  unreasonably;  one  who  habitually  forebodes  evil. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  small  American  fish  ({Micropogon  undulatus}),  of  the 
  Atlantic  coast. 
  a  An  American  fresh-water  fish  ({Aplodinotus 
  grunniens});  --  called  also  {drum}. 
  c  The  surf  fish  of  California. 
 
  Note:  When  caught  these  fishes  make  a  croaking  sound;  whence 
  the  name  which  is  often  corrupted  into  crocus. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  croaker 
  n  1:  flesh  of  lean-fleshed  fish  caught  along  Atlantic  coast  of 
  southern  U.S. 
  2:  any  of  several  fishes  that  make  a  croaking  noise 




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