channel bass

large edible fish found off coast of United States from Massachusetts to Mexico
Hypernyms: ↑drum, ↑drumfish
Member Holonyms: ↑Sciaenops, ↑genus Sciaenops

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\\-|bas, -aa(ə)s, -ais\ noun
: a large coppery drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) with a black spot at the base of the tail that is an outstanding game fish of the Atlantic coast of No. and So. America and is used as food when young — called also red drum

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[1885-90, Amer.]

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channel bass,
= red drum. ( drum)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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