from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A common food-fish, Pomoxys sparoides, of the family Centrarchidœ, from 8 to 12 inches long, found in the southern United States, the upper Mississippi valley, and the Great Lake region. Also called calico-bass, strawberry-bass, bar-fish, and crappie.
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a few small birds and the fish -- lake-trout, grass-bass, pickerel and sturgeon -- constantly darting under and around us or poised motionless in water so clear that every fin and scale was seen at depths of six and eight feet.