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Sheepshead   Listen

Large (up to 20 lbs) food fish of the eastern coast of the United States and Mexico.  Synonym: Archosargus probatocephalus.

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"Sheepshead" Quotes from Famous Books

... pastmaster: dishes sizzling hot; dishes warm, and dishes stone cold. And their several arrivals and departures, accompanied by their several staffs: the soup as an advance guard—of gumbo or clams—or both if you chose; then a sheepshead caught off Cobb's Island the day before, just arrived by the day boat, with potatoes that would melt in your mouth—in gray jackets these; then soft-shell crabs—big, crisp fellows, with fixed bayonets of legs, and orderlies of cucumber—the first served on a huge silver platter with ...
— Kennedy Square • F. Hopkinson Smith

... small colony at Jamestown, the tidewater rivers and bays and the Atlantic Ocean bordering the Virginia coast teemed with many kinds of fish and shellfish which were both edible and palatable. Varieties which the colonists soon learned to eat included sheepshead, shad, sturgeon, herring, sole, white salmon, bass, flounder, pike, bream, perch, rock, and drum, as well as oysters, crabs, and mussels. Seafood was an important source of food for the colonists, and at ...
— New Discoveries at Jamestown - Site of the First Successful English Settlement in America • John L. Cotter

... policeman, after the capture was effected. "They are Hungry Pete and Jack the Slick. They are wanted for a burglary at Sheepshead Bay. How did you happen to fall ...
— The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview • Ralph Bonehill

Words linked to "Sheepshead" :   genus Archosargus, sparid fish, sparid, Archosargus probatocephalus, Archosargus

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