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white bass

[ bas ]
/ bæs /
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noun
an edible freshwater fish, Morone chrysops, of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River drainage, silvery with yellow below and having the sides streaked with blackish lines.

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Also called silver bass.

Origin of white bass

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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