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white bass

[bas] /bæs/
noun
1.
an edible freshwater fish, Morone chrysops, of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River drainage, silvery with yellow below and having the sides streaked with blackish lines.
Also called silver bass.
Origin of white bass
1805-1815
1805-15, Americanism
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  • It is partial to the same character of food as the white-bass, small minnows constituting the greater part.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • The yellow-bass might be called a cousin of the white-bass, though it belongs to a different genus.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall
  • Only two species of the family inhabit fresh water,—the white-bass and the yellow-bass.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others James Alexander Henshall

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