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silver perch

noun
1.
Also called mademoiselle. Ichthyology. a drum, Bairdiella chrysoura, of southern U.S. waters.
2.
any of various silvery, perchlike fishes, as the white perch.
Origin of silver perch
1810-1820
1810-20, Americanism
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  • He gave gold ring and silver perch as the common names then in vogue for it at Louisville.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • It is there known as the perch, silver perch, or speckled perch.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • Sometimes, on bright mornings, Mr. Bill would stroll over with his rod upon his shoulder and a string of silver perch in his hand.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow

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