- any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae.Compare black sea bass.
- any of numerous related or similar marine food fishes.
Origin of sea bass
An Americanism dating back to 1755–65
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Examples from the Web for sea bass
There is where we made the acquaintance of sea-bass and rock-cod, and we have cultivated their acquaintance ever since.Blazing The Way
Emily Inez Denny
Serve it up with boiled fowls, rock-fish, sea-bass, and other boiled fresh fish.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches
I used to like to go down there and fraternize with the blue-fishers, or the annual squads of sea-bass takers.Complete Prose Works
Cut four pounds of fresh cod or sea-bass into pieces two inches square, and lay enough of these on the pork to cover it.The Whitehouse Cookbook (1887)
Mrs. F.L. Gillette
The sea-bass, as its name implies, is a sea fish, seldom entering brackish water.Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others
James Alexander Henshall
- 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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