rock-bass

rock bass

[bas]
noun
1.
a game fish, Ambloplites rupestris, of the sunfish family, inhabiting freshwater streams of the eastern U.S.

Origin:
1805–15, Americanism

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rock bass (bæs)
 
n
1.  a North American freshwater percoid fish, Ambloplites rupestris: an important food fish; family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, etc)
2.  any similar or related fish

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