pirate perch


a purplish North American freshwater fish, Aphredoderus sayanus, the adult of which has the vent located in back of the lower jaw.

Nearby words

  1. piranha,
  2. pirapóra,
  3. pirarucu,
  4. pirate,
  5. pirate coast,
  6. pirates of penzance,
  7. piratical,
  8. pire,
  9. piri-piri,
  10. piriform

Origin of pirate perch

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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