Silver perch
Perch Perch (p[~e]rch), n. [Written also {pearch}.] [OE. perche, F. perche, L. perca, fr. Gr. pe`rkh; cf. perkno`s dark-colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni spotted, speckled, and E. freckle.] (Zo["o]l.) 1. Any fresh-water fish of the genus Perca and of several other allied genera of the family {Percid[ae]}, as the common American or yellow perch ({Perca flavescens} syn. {Perca Americana}), and the European perch ({Perca fluviatilis}). [1913 Webster]

2. Any one of numerous species of spiny-finned fishes belonging to the {Percid[ae]}, {Serranid[ae]}, and related families, and resembling, more or less, the true perches. [1913 Webster]

{Black perch}. (a) The black bass. (b) The flasher. (c) The sea bass.

{Blue perch}, the cunner.

{Gray perch}, the fresh-water drum.

{Red perch}, the rosefish.

{Red-bellied perch}, the long-eared pondfish.

{Perch pest}, a small crustacean, parasitic in the mouth of the perch.

{Silver perch}, the yellowtail.

{Stone perch}, or {Striped perch}, the pope.

{White perch}, the {Roccus Americanus}, or {Morone Americanus}, a small silvery serranoid market fish of the Atlantic coast. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Silver perch — Silver Sil ver, a. 1. Of or pertaining to silver; made of silver; as, silver leaf; a silver cup. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling silver. Specifically: (a) Bright; resplendent; white. Silver hair. Shak. [1913 Webster] Others, on silver lakes and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver perch — ☆ silver perch n. 1. a common drum fish (Bairdiella chrysoura) of the Atlantic coast of the U.S., with a silvery body and yellow fins 2. any of various silvery, perchlike fishes …   English World dictionary

  • Silver Perch — Taxobox name = Silver Perch status = VU | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Terapontidae genus = Bidyanus species = B. bidyanus binomial = Bidyanus bidyanus binomial… …   Wikipedia

  • silver perch — noun 1. small silvery drumfish often mistaken for white perch; found along coasts of United States from New York to Mexico • Syn: ↑mademoiselle, ↑Bairdiella chrysoura • Hypernyms: ↑drum, ↑drumfish • Member Holonyms: ↑Bairdiella …   Useful english dictionary

  • silver perch — /sɪlvə ˈpɜtʃ/ (say silvuh perch) noun (plural silver perch or silver perches) a medium sized freshwater fish, Bidyanus bidyanus, found in the warmer waters of the Murray Darling river system; Murray perch. Usage: For variation in the plural… …   Australian English dictionary

  • silver perch — sidabrinis dryžasis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Morone americana angl. narrow mouthed bass; silver perch; white perch rus. белый американский лаврак ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dryžieji… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silver perch — sidabrinis smėlinis krokeris statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Bardiella chrysoura angl. silver croaker; silver perch rus. песчаный горбыль; ронка; серебристая бэрдиелла ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silver perch — Mademoiselle Ma de*moi selle , n.; pl. {Mesdemoiselles}. [F., fr. ma my, f. of mon + demoiselle young lady. See {Damsel}.] 1. A French title of courtesy given to a girl or an unmarried lady, equivalent to the English Miss. Goldsmith. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silver perch — išsprogtakis gyvavedis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Hyperprosopon argenteum angl. China pompano; silver perch; wall eyed surfperch rus. серебристая пучеглазая эмбиотока ryšiai: platesnis… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • silver perch — berberinis sidabrapilvis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Leiognathus berbis angl. berber pony fish; pony fish; silver perch; slipmouth rus. берберийская сребробрюшка; берберийский лиогнат… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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