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

  • noun A North American freshwater food and game fish (Morone chrysops) having a silvery body with dark stripes on the sides.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fresh-water food-fish of the United States, Roccus chrysops, found chiefly in the Mississippi basin and the Great Lake region, of the same genus as the striped bass (R. lineatus), which it much resembles, but quite different from the black-basses (which are centrarehoids).


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