Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mouth; an embouchure.
  • Nautical, to drop off from the wind; edge away to leeward with the wind, as some vessels of inferior sailing qualities do.
  • noun An acanthopterygian fish, Box vulgaris, of the family Sparidæ, found in the Mediterranean, on the west coast of Africa, and in rare cases on the coasts of Britain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb (Naut.) To fall off from the wind; to edge away to leeward; -- said only of inferior craft.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The boce; -- called also bogue bream. See boce.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Bayou, waterway.
  • noun A species of sea bream native to the eastern Atlantic, Boops boops.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Cajun French, from Choctaw bok ("creek, stream").

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  • a kind of fish

    October 28, 2008