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rock bass

[bas] /bæs/
a game fish, Ambloplites rupestris, of the sunfish family, inhabiting freshwater streams of the eastern U.S.
Origin of rock bass
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Bought for perch and rock bass, not for thirty-pound salmon.

    A Ticket to Adventure Roy J. Snell
  • There was a lively struggle for fully a minute, and then Jerry landed his catch—a rock bass, all of a pound in weight.

  • Because the weariness and difficulty of catching two or three rock bass had impressed me with the value of a whole string of fish.

    The Golden Censer John McGovern
British Dictionary definitions for rock bass

rock bass

a North American freshwater percoid fish, Ambloplites rupestris: an important food fish; family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, etc)
any similar or related fish
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