Definition of Sailors choice

1. Noun. A grunt found from Florida to Brazil and Gulf of Mexico.

Exact synonyms: Haemulon Parra, Sailor's-choice
Generic synonyms: Grunt
Group relationships: Genus Haemulon, Haemulon



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sailors Choice

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sailor's breastplate
sailor's hitch
sailor's hitches
sailor's skin
sailor boy
sailor cap
sailor dive
sailor suit
sailor suits
sailorlike
sailorly
sailorman
sailormen
sailors
sailors choice (current term)
sailorwoman
sailorwomen
sailour
sailours
sailplane
sailplaned
sailplaner
sailplaners
sailplanes
sailplaning
sailpunk
sailroom
sailrooms
sails

Literary usage of Sailors choice

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1. The Tobacco Problem by Meta Lander (1885)
"sailors choice. Sailors Solace. Saint George. Saint James. Scotch. Seal of North Carolina. Semi. Senator. Shag. Signal. Smokers Fat Lugs. Snuff Lugs. ..."

2. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"... to the gulf of Mexico, and is a favorite of anglers and epicures, besides being a prominent feature in many markets. The sailors' choice, or pin-lish, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1882)
"PIGFISH; sailors choice; HOGFISH. Thirty-four specimens, 1 to 3 inches long, from Cape Charles City. 43. Eucinostomus gula (Cuvier & Valenciennes). ..."

4. The big game fishes of the United States by Charles Frederick Holder (1903)
"... being some of the Spanish names under which the sailors' choice, the black grunt, striped grunt, ..."

5. A Woman Rice Planter by Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle (1913)
"Met with a delightfully cordial welcome and a dinner of delicious sailors' choice, fresh from the sea. THE RECTORY-ON-THE-SEA, July 8. ..."

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