white bass

[ bas ]
/ bæs /

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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Example sentences from the Web for white bass

  • It is partial to the same character of food as the white-bass, small minnows constituting the greater part.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
  • The yellow-bass might be called a cousin of the white-bass, though it belongs to a different genus.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall
  • Only two species of the family inhabit fresh water,—the white-bass and the yellow-bass.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others|James Alexander Henshall