sea bass

sea bass

[bas]
noun
1.
any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae. Compare black sea bass.
2.
any of numerous related or similar marine food fishes.

Origin:
1755–65, Americanism

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sea bass (bæs)
 
n
any of various American coastal percoid fishes of the genus Centropristes and related genera, such as C. striatus (black sea bass), having an elongated body with a long spiny dorsal fin almost divided into two: family Serranidae

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