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calico bass

[bas] /bæs/
noun
1.
the black crappie.
See under crappie.
Origin of calico bass
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism
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  • In general features it resembles the calico-bass very much, though to the trained eye the differences are very apparent.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • I first became acquainted with the calico-bass during my residence in Wisconsin, many years ago.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • The black-bass and calico-bass lie in open water, adjacent to the patches of lily-pads or bonnets.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • In coloration it is much paler than the calico-bass, and the markings are not so dark or in such large spots or blotches.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall

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