crappie

[ krap-ee ]
/ ˈkræp i /

noun, plural crap·pies, (especially collectively) crap·pie.

either of two small sunfishes of central U.S. rivers, Pomoxis nigromaculatus (black crappie) or P. annularis (white crappie).
Also croppie.

Origin of crappie

1855–60, Americanism; < Canadian French crapet
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British Dictionary definitions for crappie

crappie

/ (ˈkræpɪ) /

noun

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

Word Origin for crappie

C19: from Canadian French crapet
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