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rock bass

[ bas ]
/ bæs /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rock bass

rock bass

/ (bæs) /


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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