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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical genus of Labracinæ and of La- bracidæ, including the labrax of tho ancient Greeks, and the lupus of the ancient Romans or the sea-bass of the English, L. lupus, also called sea-dace and sea-perch. Some related fishes of the United States, as the rockfish or striped-bass and the common white perch, formerly placed in this genus, are now referred to other genera. Also called
- n. A fish of this genus.
“In addition, there is increased interest and success in the farming of Atlantic halibut, sea bass ( '' Dicentrachus labrax ''), turbot ( '' Psetta maxima ''), cod, and some other marine fish, and recently there has been a considerable increase in the production of abalone ( '' Haliotis rufuscens '') and blue mussel ( '' Mytilus edulis '').”
“The principal fish dependent on this teeming life are eel Anguilla anguilla, mullets Mugil cephalus and M. ramada, sole Solea solea, sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax, barbel Barbus barbus, shad Alosa fallax and anchovy Engraulis encrasicholus.”
“And, by the way, of all fishes the quickest of hearing are the cestreus or mullet, the chremps, the labrax or basse, the salpe or saupe, the chromis or sciaena, and such like.”
“The cestreus or mullet, the chrysophrys or gilt-head, and the labrax or basse, breed best where rivers run into the sea.”
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