White 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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  • White perch — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • white perch — ☆ white perch n. 1. a small, silvery, edible bass (Morone americana) of the same family (Percichthyidae) as white bass, found in coastal waters of the E U.S. 2. a freshwater drum fish (Aplodinotus grunniens) of the central U.S. 3. a) SILVER PERCH …   English World dictionary

  • white perch — white′ perch′ n. 1) ich a small edible sea bass, Morone americana, of eastern U.S. coasts 2) ich silver perch 2) • Etymology: 1765–75, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • white perch — noun small silvery food and game fish of eastern United States streams • Syn: ↑silver perch, ↑Morone americana • Hypernyms: ↑serranid fish, ↑serranid • Member Holonyms: ↑Morone, ↑gen …   Useful english dictionary

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  • white perch — 1. a small game fish, Morone americana, greenish gray above and silvery below, inhabiting streams along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. 2. See freshwater drum. 3. See silver perch (def. 2). [1765 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • white perch — noun Date: 1775 1. a silvery anadromous bass (Morone americana) chiefly of the coast and coastal streams of the eastern United States 2. freshwater drum 3. white crappie …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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