Sheepshead

Sheeps"head`

(), n. [So called because of the fancied resemblance of its head and front teeth to those of a sheep.] (Zol.) A large and valuable sparoid food fish (Archosargus probatocephalus syn. Diplodus probatocephalus) found on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It often weighs from ten to twelve pounds.
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The name is also locally, in a loose way, applied to various other fishes, as the butterfish, the fresh-water drumfish, the parrot fish, the porgy, and the moonfish.
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