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sea bass

  1. any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae.Compare black sea bass.
  2. 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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Examples from the Web for sea bass

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • I used to like to go down there and fraternize with the blue-fishers, or the annual squads of sea-bass takers.

  • 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 sea-bass, as its name implies, is a sea fish, seldom entering brackish water.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

British Dictionary definitions for sea bass

sea bass

  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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