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calico bass

[bas]
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noun
  1. the black crappie.See under crappie.

Origin of calico bass

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for calico bass

Historical Examples

  • The black-bass and calico-bass lie in open water, adjacent to the patches of lily-pads or bonnets.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • In general features it resembles the calico-bass very much, though to the trained eye the differences are very apparent.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • In coloration it is much paler than the calico-bass, and the markings are not so dark or in such large spots or blotches.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • I first became acquainted with the calico-bass during my residence in Wisconsin, many years ago.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall


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