sea bass

[ bas ]
/ bæs /

noun

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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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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