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white perch

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noun
  1. a small game fish, Morone americana, greenish-gray above and silvery below, inhabiting streams along the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
  2. freshwater drum.
  3. silver perch(def 2).
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Origin of white perch

An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for white perch

Historical Examples

  • It belongs to the same genus as the white-perch of the East Coast.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • The white-perch is one of the best and most esteemed pan-fishes of the eastern coast.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall

  • Wherever found the white-perch will not disappoint the angler, but is ever ready to respond to his baited hook.

    Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others

    James Alexander Henshall