from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A division of fishes including the perches and related kinds.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In. Cope's ichthyological system (1870), an order of physoclistous fishes, with the ventral fins thoracic or jugular, skull normal, bones of jaws distinct, and inferior pharyngeals separate. It thus includes most a canthopterygian fishes.

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

  • n. one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna


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