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[see-purch] /ˈsiˌpɜrtʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) seaperch (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) seaperches.
Origin of seaperch
First recorded in 1595-1605; sea + perch2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • They look to me like some kind of sea perch,” said the mate, “something like the bass one gets down in Cornwall.

    Jack at Sea George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for sea perch

sea perch

any of various marine serranid fishes, such as the bass and stone bass, that have an elongated body with a very spiny dorsal fin and occur in all except polar seas
another name for surfperch
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