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sheeps•head



Pronunciation: (shēps'hed"), [key]
n.,
pl. (esp. collectively) -head, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) -heads for 1–3.

1. a deep-bodied, black-banded food fish, Archosargus probatocephalus, living along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
2. a freshwater drum, Aplodinotus grunniens, of eastern North America.
3. sheephead.
4. Also called schafskopf. Cards.an earlier and simpler form of skat.
5. Obs.a foolish or stupid person.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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