1. One who croaks, murmurs, grumbles, or complains unreasonably; one who habitually forebodes evil.
2. Zool. (a) A small American fish (Micropogon undulatus), of the Atlantic coast. (a) An American fresh-water fish (Aplodinotus grunniens); -- called also drum. (c) The surf fish of California.
Note: ☞ When caught these fishes make a croaking sound; whence the name, which is often corrupted into crocus.
n 1: the lean flesh of a saltwater fish caught along Atlantic
coast of southern U.S.
2: any of several fishes that make a croaking noise