[ see-purch ]

noun,plural (especially collectively) sea·perch, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sea·perch·es.

Origin of seaperch

First recorded in 1595–1605; sea + perch2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use seaperch in a sentence

  • The bottom being sandy, I could see the sea-perch swimming about.

    Cape Cod | Henry D. Thoreau
  • They look to me like some kind of sea perch,” said the mate, “something like the bass one gets down in Cornwall.

    Jack at Sea | George Manville Fenn
  • Forced through ennui to fish off the rocks, he soon tired of the sea-perch and rock-cod and the malodours of periwinkle and clam.

    The Fighting Chance | Robert W. Chambers
  • It was indeed, I saw, a species of sea-perch, from the large spines on its back.

    Twice Lost | W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for sea perch

sea perch

  1. any of various marine serranid fishes, such as the bass and stone bass, that have an elongated body with a very spiny dorsal fin and occur in all except polar seas

  2. another name for surfperch

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