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sea bass

[bas] /bæs/
any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae.
Compare black sea bass.
any of numerous related or similar marine food fishes.
Origin of sea bass
An Americanism dating back to 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Why is the “crawl-stroke” hard to learn?Why is the sea bass shy?

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  • Cut the fillets from a sea bass in the same manner as a fillet of sole.

  • The trout, or the wild duck, or the sea bass is only an innocent excuse to be alone with the Infinite.

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  • The favorite haunts of sea bass are the rocky bays and sounds of the Atlantic coasts.

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  • A darting school of sea bass screened the figures briefly from view.

  • Other fishes are bottom feeders, as the blackfish and the sea bass, living almost entirely upon mollusks and crustaceans.

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  • Remove the skin from a sea bass, bone and cut fillets in pieces for serving.

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British Dictionary definitions for sea bass

sea bass

any of various American coastal percoid fishes of the genus Centropristes and related genera, such as C. striatus (black sea bass), having an elongated body with a long spiny dorsal fin almost divided into two: family Serranidae
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