Sciaena ocellata
Bass Bass (b[.a]s), n.; pl. {Bass}, and sometimes {Basses} (b[.a]s"[e^]z). [A corruption of barse.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. An edible, spiny-finned fish, esp. of the genera {Roccus}, {Labrax}, and related genera. There are many species. [1913 Webster]

Note: The common European bass is {Labrax lupus}. American species are: the striped bass ({Roccus lineatus}); white or silver bass of the lakes ({Roccus chrysops}); brass or yellow bass ({Roccus interruptus}). [1913 Webster]

2. The two American fresh-water species of black bass (genus {Micropterus}). See {Black bass}. [1913 Webster]

3. Species of {Serranus}, the sea bass and rock bass. See {Sea bass}. [1913 Webster]

4. The southern, red, or channel bass ({Sci[ae]na ocellata}). See {Redfish}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to many other fishes. See {Calico bass}, under {Calico}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Sciaena ocellata — Drumfish Drum fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any fish of the family {Sci[ae]nid[ae]}, which makes a loud noise by means of its air bladder; called also {drum}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common drumfish ({Pogonias chromis}) is a large species, common south… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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