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white perch

a small game fish, Morone americana, greenish-gray above and silvery below, inhabiting streams along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
silver perch (def 2).
Origin of white perch
An Americanism dating back to 1765-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "The white perch'll likely be risin' in the lake yonder this evening," he said.

    The Flying Death Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The white perch is found in the waters at the mouths of rivers.

    Fast Nine Alan Douglas
  • There was one that looked like a black bass, and others like white perch and sunfish; and one kind was very much like a grayling.

  • white perch are not plentiful there, but for some reason a school of them had collected just by our camp.

    The Tent Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine
  • The white perch bites at the hook with considerable care, and very frequently takes off the bait without being caught.

  • In this manner the white perch is caught along the sandy banks of the Ohio, from its mouth to its source.

  • Here are the white perch rising like a house afire, and I can't get a soul to go with me.

    The Merryweathers Laura E. Richards
  • white perch, and roach, and now and then a lake trout, were being landed.

    The Girls of Central High in Camp Gertrude W. Morrison
  • That quiet day with the white perch, ending as it did with a grand finale, remains one of my fondest memories.

    The Tent Dwellers Albert Bigelow Paine

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