sea bass

or sea·bass

[ see-bas ]
/ ˈsiˌbæs /

noun

any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae.Compare black sea bass.
any of numerous related or similar marine food fishes.

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Origin of sea bass

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65
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British Dictionary definitions for sea bass

sea bass
/ (bæs) /

noun

any of various American coastal percoid fishes of the genus Centropristes and related genera, such as C. striatus (black sea bass), having an elongated body with a long spiny dorsal fin almost divided into two: family Serranidae
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