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black bass

[bas]
noun
  1. any freshwater American game fish of the genus Micropterus.
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Origin of black bass

First recorded in 1805–15
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Historical Examples of black bass

  • The black-bass is called "trout" to this day in the Southern states.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • As a game-fish the black-bass has come into his inheritance.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • I was once one of a party of black-bass fishers on a lake in Wisconsin.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • How high can a black-bass leap from the water, do you think?

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • This was known as the "black-bass ground," and large numbers of these fish were caught there every season.


British Dictionary definitions for black bass

black bass

noun
  1. any of several predatory North American percoid freshwater game fishes of the genus Micropterus : family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, etc)
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