Drum"fish` (?), n. Zool.

any fish of the family Sciaenidae, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; -- called also drum.

⇒ The common drumfish (Pogonias chromis) is a large species, common south of New Jersey. The southern red drum or red horse (Sciaena ocellata), and the fresh-water drum or croaker (Aplodionotus grunniens), are related species.


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