rock bass

noun
1. game and food fish of upper Mississippi and Great Lakes
Hypernyms: ↑sunfish, ↑centrarchid
Member Holonyms: ↑Ambloplites, ↑genus Ambloplites
2. a kind of sea bass
Hypernyms: ↑sea bass
Member Holonyms: ↑Centropristis, ↑genus Centropristis

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noun
1. : a sunfish (Ambloplites rupestris) that is widely distributed in eastern No. America west of the Alleghenies and especially the upper Mississippi valley and Great Lakes region that is a good food fish though little esteemed as food — called also rock sunfish
2.
b. : any of several sea basses (genus Paralabrax) that are widely distributed along the California and adjoining Mexican coast — called also cabrilla

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/bas/
1. a game fish, Ambloplites rupestris, of the sunfish family, inhabiting freshwater streams of the eastern U.S.
2. See striped bass.
[1805-15, Amer.]

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rock bass noun
A freshwater game fish (Ambloplites rupestris) of eastern N America
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Main Entry:rock

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rock bass,
1. an olive-green fish of eastern North America, about 9 inches long with a dark red iris; redeye.
2. = striped bass. (Cf.striped bass)
3. = cabrilla. (Cf.cabrilla)

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[bas]
n. a red-eyed North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, found chiefly in rocky streams. Also called red-eye. Ambloplites rupestris, family Centrarchidae

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Rock bass — Rock Rock, n. [OF. roke, F. roche; cf. Armor. roc h, and AS. rocc.] 1. A large concreted mass of stony material; a large fixed stone or crag. See {Stone}. [1913 Webster] Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I. Sir …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock bass — rock′ bass [[t]bæs[/t]] n. 1) ich a sunfish, Ambloplites rupestris, of the Mississippi basin 2) ich striped bass • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • rock bass — ☆ rock bass n. a freshwater game sunfish (Ambloplites rupestris) of E North America …   English World dictionary

  • Rock bass — Taxobox name = rock bass status = secure image width = 250px image caption = rock bass regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Centrarchidae genus = Ambloplites species = A. rupestris binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • rock bass — /ˈrɒk bæs/ (say rok bas) noun (plural rock bass or rock basses) an eastern North American freshwater food fish, Ambloplites rupestris, of the sunfish family, Centrarchidae. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • rock bass — Cabrilla Ca*bril la, n. [Sp., prawn.] (Zo[ o]l) A name applied to various species of edible fishes of the genus {Serranus}, and related genera, inhabiting the Meditarranean, the coast of California, etc. In California, some of them are also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rock bass — /bas/ 1. a game fish, Ambloplites rupestris, of the sunfish family, inhabiting freshwater streams of the eastern U.S. 2. See striped bass. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • rock bass — noun Date: 1811 a brown spotted sunfish (Ambloplites rupestris) found especially in the upper Mississippi River valley and Great Lakes region …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rock bass — noun a red eyed North American sunfish of rocky streams. [Ambloplites rupestris.] …   English new terms dictionary

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