from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of two or more species of American fresh-water fishes of the family Centrarchidæ, esp. Chænobryttus antistius, of Lake Michigan and adjacent waters, and Ambloplites rupestris, of the Great Lakes and Mississippi Valley; -- so called from their prominent eyes.
  • n. The goggler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A prominent squinting or staring eye.
  • n. Squinting; strabismus.
  • n. The rock-bass, a centrarchid fish.

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

  • n. of Atlantic coastal waters; commonly used for bait


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  • Families of Negroes were cane fishing in the shallows for goggle-eye perch and bullheads.

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  • My father and I had fished and hunted all over the Atchafalaya when I was a boy, and even on a breezy spring day like this we knew how to catch bull bream and goggle-eye perch when nobody else would catch them.

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