- any freshwater American game fish of the genus Micropterus.
Origin of black bass
First recorded in 1805–15
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Examples from the Web for black bass
The black-bass is called "trout" to this day in the Southern states.
As a game-fish the black-bass has come into his inheritance.
I was once one of a party of black-bass fishers on a lake in Wisconsin.
How high can a black-bass leap from the water, do you think?
"So many," answered George, holding up the string, which contained over a hundred perch and black-bass.Frank, the Young Naturalist
- any of several predatory North American percoid freshwater game fishes of the genus Micropterus : family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, etc)
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