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sea bass

[bas] /bæs/
any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae.
Compare black sea bass.
any of numerous related or similar marine food fishes.
Origin of sea bass
1755-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The whistle shrilled out again, and the cook made haste to place on the dumb-waiter the dish containing the fillets of sea-bass.

  • There is where we made the acquaintance of sea-bass and rock-cod, and we have cultivated their acquaintance ever since.

    Blazing The Way Emily Inez Denny
  • Serve it up with boiled fowls, rock-fish, sea-bass, and other boiled fresh fish.

  • I used to like to go down there and fraternize with the blue-fishers, or the annual squads of sea-bass takers.

    Complete Prose Works Walt Whitman
  • Cut four pounds of fresh cod or sea-bass into pieces two inches square, and lay enough of these on the pork to cover it.

    The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887) Mrs. F.L. Gillette
  • The sea-bass, as its name implies, is a sea fish, seldom entering brackish water.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
British Dictionary definitions for sea-bass

sea bass

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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