A large and valuable sparoid food fish (Archosargus probatocephalus
syn. Diplodus probatocephalus
) found on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It often weighs from ten to twelve pounds. [1913 Webster
" The name is also locally, in a loose way, applied to various other fishes, as the butterfish, the fresh-water drumfish, the parrot fish, the porgy, and the moonfish."