from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A large food and game fish (Sciaenops ocellatus) of Atlantic coastal waters of North America and the Gulf of Mexico, having a reddish-bronze body with a black spot at the base of the tail.

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  • noun a large red edible fish, Sciaenops ocellata, also called channel bass or redfish.

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  • noun large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico


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