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rock bass

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noun
a game fish, Ambloplites rupestris, of the sunfish family, inhabiting freshwater streams of the eastern U.S.

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Origin of rock bass

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for rock bass

rock bass
/ (bæs) /

noun
a North American freshwater percoid fish, Ambloplites rupestris : an important food fish; family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, etc)
any similar or related fish
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