bass2 /bas/


I. noun

1. the common European freshwater perch (see perch2).
2. any of a number of fish similar to or related to the perch, in particular:

● a mainly marine fish found in temperate waters (family Moronidae, including the European bass Dicentrarchus labrax of European waters (also called sea bass) and genus Morone of North America); see also striped bass, white bass. ● an American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, popular with anglers (genera Ambloplites and Micropterus, family Centrarchidae); see also black bass, rock bass.
– origin late Middle English: alteration of dialect barse, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch baars and German Barsch.

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