Roccus

noun
a genus of Serranidae
Syn: ↑genus Roccus
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Serranidae, ↑family Serranidae
Member Meronyms: ↑striped bass, ↑striper, ↑Roccus saxatilis, ↑rockfish

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\\ˈräkəs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, perhaps irregular from English rockfish
: a genus of fishes (family Serranidae) including the common marine striped bass

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  • ROCCUS — apud Monachum S. Galli seu Notkerum de Carolo M. l. 2. c. 27. Carolus habebat pellicium berbycinum, non multum amplioris pretu, quam erat roccus ille S. Martini, quô pectus ambitur nudis brachiis etc. vox German. Rock, hodieque in multo usu,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • roccus — roc·cus …   English syllables

  • Roccus chrysops — Bass Bass (b[.a]s), n.; pl. {Bass}, and sometimes {Basses} (b[.a]s [e^]z). [A corruption of barse.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. An edible, spiny finned fish, esp. of the genera {Roccus}, {Labrax}, and related genera. There are many species. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roccus interruptus — Bass Bass (b[.a]s), n.; pl. {Bass}, and sometimes {Basses} (b[.a]s [e^]z). [A corruption of barse.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. An edible, spiny finned fish, esp. of the genera {Roccus}, {Labrax}, and related genera. There are many species. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roccus lineatus — Bass Bass (b[.a]s), n.; pl. {Bass}, and sometimes {Basses} (b[.a]s [e^]z). [A corruption of barse.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. An edible, spiny finned fish, esp. of the genera {Roccus}, {Labrax}, and related genera. There are many species. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roccus saxatilis — noun marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone • Syn: ↑striped bass, ↑striper, ↑rockfish • Hypernyms: ↑sea bass • Member Holonyms: ↑Roccus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Roccus Americanus — Perch Perch (p[ e]rch), n. [Written also {pearch}.] [OE. perche, F. perche, L. perca, fr. Gr. pe rkh; cf. perkno s dark colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni spotted, speckled, and E. freckle.] (Zo[ o]l.) 1. Any fresh water fish of the genus Perca and of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roccus chrysops — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Roccus lupus — Sea perch Sea perch (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The European bass ({Roccus lupus} syn. {Labrax lupus}); called also {sea dace}. (b) The cunner. (c) The sea bass. (d) The name is applied also to other species of fishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • genus Roccus — noun a genus of Serranidae • Syn: ↑Roccus • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Serranidae, ↑family Serranidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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