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sea bass

or sea·bass

[ see bas ]

noun

  1. any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae, such as the black sea bass.
  2. a common name for any of numerous marine food fishes of various families, such as the Chilean sea bass and the white sea bass.


sea bass

/ bæs /

noun

  1. 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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Word History and Origins

Origin of sea bass1

An Americanism first recorded in 1755–65

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Example Sentences

Among the sweet and savory offerings are beef square, hazelnut square, sea bass square, and quinoa square.

From Eater

Rock fish, cod, or as Najmieh suggests, white sea bass or sea bass are the closest in taste and texture to this kind of fish.

In a small ramekin, a slice of black sea bass, an oyster and a few herbs limply floated in a salty broth.

The record black sea-bass, rod and reel, that has been caught here was four hundred and thirty-six pounds in the season of 1905.

Other fishes are bottom feeders, as the blackfish and the sea bass, living almost entirely upon mollusks and crustaceans.

Those seven tons of splendid white sea-bass went into the fertilizer-plant, where many and many a ton had gone before!

One Austrian round-haul netter took seven tons of white sea-bass in one haul.

This huge black sea bass seems to have a very restricted range, for it is only known from the Coronado Islands to the Farallones.

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