Pin"fish` (?), n. [So called from their sharp dorsal spines.] Zool. (a)

The sailor's choice (Diplodus, ∨ Lagodon, rhomboides).


The salt-water bream (Diplodus Holbrooki).

⇒ Both are excellent food fishes, common on the coast of the United States south of Cape Hatteras. The name is also applied to other allied species.


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