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yellow perch

noun
1.
See under perch2 (def 1).
Origin of yellow perch
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism

perch2

[purch] /pɜrtʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) perch (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) perches.
1.
any spiny-finned, freshwater food fish of the genus Perca, as P. flavescens (yellow perch) of the U.S., or P. fluviatilis, of Europe.
2.
any of various other related, spiny-finned fishes.
3.
any of several embioticid fishes, as Hysterocarpus traski (tule perch) of California.
Origin
1350-1400; Middle English perche < Middle French < Latin perca < Greek pérkē
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  • The large-mouthed bass and pickerel are usually ranked about with the yellow perch.

    Woodcraft and Camping George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
  • Here, too, at times they saw whole schools of yellow perch and wall-eyes.

    The Crystal Ball Roy J. Snell
  • Though small, they face the strong currents and eke out a living where their larger cousin, the yellow perch, would perish.

  • This and the grass bass and yellow perch may be put together in the same pond.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
  • The yellow perch is known to be infested with twenty-three species of parasitic worms.

    Science in the Kitchen. Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
  • The yellow perch is found in all the waters of the Atlantic slope.

    Fast Nine Alan Douglas
  • The yellow perch is present in Lone Star Lake, and probably will become established in future reservoirs that are constructed.

  • The day after that he tried again, and fished all the morning, and caught one yellow perch and an eel.

    Hildegarde's Holiday Laura E. Richards
  • A yellow perch poises, slips forward a yard, poises again and then thinking the place safe, comes forward for his share.

    Old Plymouth Trails Winthrop Packard
  • The stand should have a green base, red uprights, and yellow perch.

    Educational Toys Louis C. Petersen
British Dictionary definitions for yellow perch

perch1

/pɜːtʃ/
noun
1.
a pole, branch, or other resting place above ground on which a bird roosts or alights
2.
a similar resting place for a person or thing
3.
another name for rod (sense 7)
4.
a solid measure for stone, usually taken as 198 inches by 18 inches by 12 inches
5.
a pole joining the front and rear axles of a carriage
6.
a frame on which cloth is placed for inspection
7.
(obsolete or dialect) a pole
verb
8.
(usually foll by on) to alight, rest, or cause to rest on or as if on a perch: the bird perched on the branch, the cap was perched on his head
9.
(transitive) to inspect (cloth) on a perch
Derived Forms
percher, noun
Word Origin
C13 perche stake, from Old French, from Latin pertica long staff

perch2

/pɜːtʃ/
noun (pl) perch, perches
1.
any freshwater spiny-finned teleost fish of the family Percidae, esp those of the genus Perca, such as P. fluviatilis of Europe and P. flavescens (yellow perch) of North America: valued as food and game fishes
2.
any of various similar or related fishes
related
adjective percoid
Word Origin
C13: from Old French perche, from Latin perca, from Greek perkē; compare Greek perkos spotted
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Word Origin and History for yellow perch

perch

n.

"where a bird rests," late 13c., originally only "a pole, rod, stick, stake," from Old French perche "unit of linear measurement" (5.5 yards), also "measuring rod, pole, bar" used to measure this length (13c.), from Latin pertica "pole, long staff, measuring rod," related to Oscan perek "pole," Umbrian perkaf "twigs, rods." Meaning "a bar fixed horizontally for a hawk or tame bird to rest on" is attested from late 14c.; this led to general sense of "any thing that any bird alights or rests on" (late 15c.). Figurative sense of "an elevated or secure position" is recorded from 1520s. The "land-measuring rod" sense also was in Middle English (c.1200), hence surviving meaning "measure of land equal to a square lineal perch" (usually 160 to the acre), mid-15c.

"spiny-finned freshwater fish," c.1300, from Old French perche, from Latin perca "perch," from Greek perke "a perch," from PIE root *perk- "speckled, spotted" (cf. Sanskrit prsnih "speckled, variegated;" Greek perknos "dark-colored," perkazein "to become dark"), typically in names of animals.

v.

"to roost," late 14c., from Old French perchier "to sit on a perch" (of a bird), from perche (n.) (see perch (n.1)). Related: Perched; perching.

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