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

  • noun Any of various marine food fishes of the family Sparidae, especially Archosargus rhomboidalis of western Atlantic coastal waters.
  • noun Any of various other fishes, especially of the family Bramidae.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of several sparoid fishes; with some authors, the Sparidæ in general.
  • noun A fish, of the family Bramidæ, Brama or Lepodus rayi, distantly related to the mackerels and dolphins.

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

  • (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of sparoid fishes, especially the common European species (Pagellus centrodontus), the Spanish (P. Oweni), and the black sea bream (Cantharus lineatus); -- called also old wife.

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

  • noun any of several species of marine fish of the families Sparidae or Bramidae found in Atlantic waters.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of numerous marine percoid fishes especially (but not exclusively) of the family Sparidae
  • noun flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae

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