striped bass


striped bass
noun
1. caught along the Atlantic coast of the United States
Syn: ↑striper
Hypernyms: ↑sea bass, ↑bass
2. marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone
Syn: ↑striper, ↑Roccus saxatilis, ↑rockfish
Hypernyms: ↑sea bass
Member Holonyms: ↑Roccus, ↑genus Roccus

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noun
: any of several fishes of the family Serranidae: as
a. : an anadromous sea bass (Roccus saxatilis) that is native to the Atlantic coast of the United States but introduced and common also on the Pacific coast, is olivaceous above and yellowish silvery on the sides and below, is marked with numerous longitudinal black stripes, is highly esteemed as a game fish and as food, and frequently reaches 20 and possibly sometimes 100 pounds in weight
b.

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/bas/
an important American game fish, Morone saxatilis, having blackish stripes along each side. Also called striper.
[1810-20, Amer.]

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striped bass /bas/ noun
A large dark-striped bass of coastal N American seas that breeds in rivers
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Main Entry:stripe

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striped bass,
a sea bass with blackish stripes along the sides, found in North American coastal waters.

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[bas]
n. a large bass of North American coastal waters, with dark horizontal stripes along the upper sides, migrating up streams to breed. Morone (or Roccus) saxatilis, family Percichthyidae

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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