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white bass

[bas] /bæs/
noun
1.
an edible freshwater fish, Morone chrysops, of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River drainage, silvery with yellow below and having the sides streaked with blackish lines.
Also called silver bass.
Origin of white bass
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15
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