Definition of Sergeant Baker in US English:

Sergeant Baker


  • A brightly colored edible marine fish with two elongated dorsal fin rays, occurring in warm Australian coastal waters.

    Aulopus purpurissatus, family Aulopidae

    • ‘You can determine the sex of the Sergeant Baker by the males having a much longer ray on the first dorsal fin than the females.’
    • ‘The Sergeant Baker can be recognised by its long tapering body, blotched colouration and its behaviour.’


Late 19th century: of unknown origin.