from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sheepshead, a fish.


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  • Yes | No | Report from ggmack wrote 24 weeks 3 days ago nice pics. #18 not sure that is a sheephead, looks like a black drum. the head looks wrong to me.

    The Best Reader Photos of July 2009

  • I'm not an enthusiastic meat-eater anyway and the thought of sheephead for dinner: eeehw again!

    with the economy being as it is...

  • He got out the rod and caught mangrove snappers from under the banks and sheephead from their hiding places among sunken logs and snags.

    Dick in the Everglades

  • The angel fish, so called for their uncommon splendour; the sheephead, so named from its having teeth like those of sheep; the cavalli, the mullet, the whiting, the plaice, and young bass, are all esteemed delicate food.

    An Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of the Colonies of South Carolina and Georgia, Volume 1

  • Inside the first of two 300-foot acrylic tunnels, California sheephead and leopard sharks glide past.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • In addition to the trout, the Whites caught a sheephead and a red fish.

    The Daily News - News

  • If the urchins were left to do what they do in this very fished spot (read: no large sheephead, no large lobster, no real urchin eaters), it would look today like it did 4 years ago - an urchin-barren, kelpless pile of rocks.


  • Seaforth: 32 anglers, two half-day boats: 85 rockfish, 27 red rockfish, 8 whitefish, 4 sheephead and 6 sculpin.

    Fore, right!

  • Hook's Sportfishing (382-6233) - 4 boats, 90 anglers: 851 rockfish, 8 sheephead, 2 sculpin, 12 whitefish, 1 cabezon.

    Ventura County Star Stories

  • Channel Islands Sportfishing Center (382-1612) - 7 boats, 131 anglers: 1 barracuda, 28 calico bass, 12 lingcod, 218 red snapper 669 rockfish, 6 sculpin, 3 sheephead, 1 sole, 14 whitefish.

    Ventura County Star Stories


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  • Another name for the freshwater drum

    Known as a "garbage fish" among some Wisconsin anglers

    February 19, 2008