Definition of Tomtate

1. Noun. Found off the West Indies and Florida.

Exact synonyms: Haemulon Aurolineatum
Generic synonyms: Grunt
Group relationships: Genus Haemulon, Haemulon



Definition of Tomtate

1. n. A Florida and West Indian grunt (Bathystoma, or Hæmulon, rimator); also, any of various allied species.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tomtate

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tomtate (current term)
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Literary usage of Tomtate

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1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"... frontal foramina long, and the jaws red within. This genus has 3 species in our waters. The most important of these is the tomtate or red-mouth grunt, ..."

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