from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several North American freshwater game fishes of the genus Micropterus, including the largemouth and smallmouth bass.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Zoöl.) 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A variety of sunfish belonging to Micropterus dolomieu.

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

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


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