Sea bass
Sea bass Sea" bass` . (Zo["o]l.) (a) A large marine food fish ({Serranus atrarius} syn. {Centropristis atrarius}) which abounds on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It is dark bluish, with black bands, and more or less varied with small white spots and blotches. Called also, locally, {blue bass}, {black sea bass}, {blackfish}, {bluefish}, and {black perch}. (b) A California food fish ({Cynoscion nobile}); -- called also {white sea bass}, and {sea salmon}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sea bass — refers to many fish species of various families, including:* Black sea bass ( Centropristis striata , in the family Serranidae), whose range is the eastern coast of the United States * White sea bass ( Cynoscion nobilis , in the family… …   Wikipedia

  • sea bass — sea′ bass [[t]bæs[/t]] n. 1) ich any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae, characterized by a large mouth and an exposed upper jaw 2) ich any of numerous related or similar marine food fishes …   From formal English to slang

  • sea bass — ► NOUN ▪ a marine fish with a spiny dorsal fin, resembling the freshwater perch …   English terms dictionary

  • sea bass — ☆ sea bass n. 1. any of a large family (Serranidae) of spiny finned, predatory, marine percoid fishes; esp., a dark food fish (Centropristes striata) with large scales and a wide mouth, found along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. 2. any of various …   English World dictionary

  • sea bass — noun 1. the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae • Syn: ↑bass • Hypernyms: ↑saltwater fish • Hyponyms: ↑striped bass, ↑striper 2. any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elon …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea bass — /bas/ 1. any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae. Cf. black sea bass. 2. any of numerous related or similar marine food fishes. [1755 65, Amer] * * * Any of about 400 species (family Serranidae) of carnivorous fishes, most of which …   Universalium

  • sea bass — /ˈsi bæs/ (say see bas) noun (plural sea bass or sea basses) 1. any of a number of marine serranoid fishes, as Morone labrax of the north Atlantic and Mediterranean. 2. NSW → cardinal fish. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea bass — noun Date: 1765 1. any of numerous marine bony fishes (family Serranidae) that are usually smaller and more active than the groupers; especially a food and sport fish (Centropristis striata) of the Atlantic coast of the United States 2. any of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea bass — noun /ˈsiːbæs/ Any of various species of saltwater fish in various families, or a specimen thereof …   Wiktionary

  • sea bass — noun a marine fish with a spiny dorsal fin, resembling the freshwater perch. [Many species, mainly in the family Serranidae.] …   English new terms dictionary

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