- 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.
Origin of white bass
An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
Also called silver bass.
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Examples from the Web for white bass
The yellow-bass might be called a cousin of the white-bass, though it belongs to a different genus.
Only two species of the family inhabit fresh water,—the white-bass and the yellow-bass.
It is partial to the same character of food as the white-bass, small minnows constituting the greater part.