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crappie

[ krap-ee ]

noun

, plural crap·pies, (especially collectively) crap·pie.
  1. either of two small sunfishes of central U.S. rivers, Pomoxis nigromaculatus black crappie, or strawberry bass or P. annularis white crappie.


crappie

/ ˈkræpɪ /

noun

  1. either of two North American freshwater percoid food and game fishes, Pomoxis nigromaculatus ( black crappie ) or P. annularis ( white crappie ): family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, etc)


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Word History and Origins

Origin of crappie1

First recorded in 1855–60, Americanism; from Canadian French crapet

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Word History and Origins

Origin of crappie1

C19: from Canadian French crapet

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Example Sentences

Fishing is another option, and the stocked lake is full of bass, walleye, crappie and pickerel.

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