striped bass

striped bass

[bas]
noun
an important American game fish, Morone saxatilis, having blackish stripes along each side.
Also called striper.


Origin:
1810–20, Americanism

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striped bass

noun
1. caught along the Atlantic coast of the United States 
2. marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone 
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