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- n. Any fish of the family Sciaenidae; they make a loud noise by means of an air bladder.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any fish of the family Sciænidæ, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; -- called also drum.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as drum, 11.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small to medium-sized bottom-dwelling food and game fishes of shallow coastal and fresh waters that make a drumming noise
The majority of fishes have no lungs and of course no vocal chords, but certain species, such as the drumfish, are able to distend special sacs with gas or air, or in other ways to produce sounds.
Fourth course finds a dish of drumfish with pickled okra, braised tomatoes, chorizo and fromage blanc grits.
We enjoyed the French Quarter, ate blackened drumfish at K-Paul's and saw post-Katrina reconstruction all over town.
On Charles Cotesworth Pinckney's two plantations on the South Carolina coast, as appears from his diary of 1818, a detail of four slaves was shifted from the field work each week for a useful holiday in angling for the huge drumfish which abounded in those waters; and their catches augmented the fare of the white and black families alike. [