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rock bass

[bas]
noun
  1. a game fish, Ambloplites rupestris, of the sunfish family, inhabiting freshwater streams of the eastern U.S.
  2. striped bass.
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Origin of rock bass

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Historical Examples of rock bass

  • She could remain in the cabin of the motor boat while the others were fishing off the rocks for tautog and rock-bass.

    Ruth Fielding at Lighthouse Point

    Alice B. Emerson

  • The rock-bass was first described by the French naturalist, Rafinesque, in 1817, while travelling in America.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • I have no doubt but the tackle recommended for the rock-bass would be just as effective for this fish, with similar baits.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • In angling for the warmouth, the same rods and tackle mentioned under the head of rock-bass are well suited.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • The rock-bass is an attractive-looking fish, and for its size is very pugnacious.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall


British Dictionary definitions for rock bass

rock bass

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