from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various silvery fishes, such as the white crappie, resembling perch. Also called mademoiselle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the yellowtail.
- adj. the mademoiselle, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small silvery food and game fish of eastern United States streams
- n. small silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch; found along coasts of United States from New York to Mexico
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During Walter's visit to his friend's, they were almost constantly at Mr. Gardiner's, when Bernard was not with them; and a glorious time they had of it, hunting along the banks of the Chickahominy and Beaver Dam, or fishing in those streams or in the pond at Ellyson's Mill, where many nice chub and silver perch were caught.