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

  • n. A freshwater food and game fish (Ambloplites rupestris) of eastern and central North America.
  • n. Any of various similar or related fishes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The cabrilla. Other species are also locally called rock bass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A centrarchoid fish, Ambloplites rupestris; the redeye or goggleeye.
  • n. The striped-bass. See Roccus, and cut under bass.
  • n. A serranoid fish, Serranus or Paralabrax clathratus; the cabrilla: found off the coast of California, attaining a length of 18 inches.

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

  • n. a kind of sea bass
  • n. game and food fish of upper Mississippi and Great Lakes

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