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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several North American freshwater game fishes of the genus Micropterus, such as the largemouth and smallmouth bass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A variety of sunfish belonging to Micropterus dolomieu.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An edible, fresh-water fish of the United States, of the genus Micropterus. The small-mouthed kind is Micropterus dolomieī; the large-mouthed is Micropterus salmoides.
  • The sea bass. See Blackfish, 3.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A centrarchoid American fish of the genus Micropterus.
  • n. A local name, along portions of the Pacific coast of the United States, of a scorpænoid fish, Sebastichthys melanops, or black rock-fish.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bluish black-striped sea bass of the Atlantic coast of the United States
  • n. widely distributed and highly prized American freshwater game fishes (sunfish family)

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