Black 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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  • black perch — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black perch — juodasis krokeris statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cheilotrema saturna angl. black croaker; black perch rus. чёрная ронкача ryšiai: platesnis terminas – juodieji krokeriai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • black perch — juodasis gyvavedis ešerys statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Embiotoca jacksoni angl. black perch; black surfperch rus. чёрная эмбиотока ryšiai: platesnis terminas – įvairiaspalviai gyvavedžiai ešeriai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • black perch — Triple tail Tri ple tail , n. (Zo[ o]l.) An edible fish ({Lobotes Surinamensis}) found in the warmer parts of all the oceans, and common on the southern and middle coasts of the United States. When living it is silvery gray, and becomes brown or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black perch — noun : any of various dark colored saltwater or freshwater fishes: as a. chiefly Midland : smallmouth black bass b. : black sea bass 1 c. : tripletail 1a …   Useful english dictionary

  • black perch — a livebearing surfperch, Embiotoca jacksoni, occurring in abundance along the coast of California, having brownish black scales often tinged with blue or yellow and a thick, reddish mouth. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Perch pest — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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