calico bass
noun Date: circa 1882 black crappie

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Calico bass — Calico Cal i*co, n.; pl. {Calicoes}. [So called because first imported from Calicut, in the East Indies: cf. F. calicot.] 1. Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calico bass — ☆ calico bass n. CRAPPIE …   English World dictionary

  • calico bass — noun Etymology: calico (II) 1. : black crappie 2. : kelp bass * * * /bas/ the black crappie. See under crappie. [1880 85, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • calico bass — cal′ico bass [[t]bæs[/t]] n. ich the black crappie See under crappie • Etymology: 1880–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • calico bass — /bas/ the black crappie. See under crappie. [1880 85, Amer.] * * *       popular North American game and food fish. See crappie. * * * …   Universalium

  • Calico — Cal i*co, n.; pl. {Calicoes}. [So called because first imported from Calicut, in the East Indies: cf. F. calicot.] 1. Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Calico printing — Calico Cal i*co, n.; pl. {Calicoes}. [So called because first imported from Calicut, in the East Indies: cf. F. calicot.] 1. Plain white cloth made from cotton, but which receives distinctive names according to quality and use, as, super calicoes …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bass — bass1 bassly, adv. bassness, n. bassy, adj. /bays/, Music. adj. 1. low in pitch; of the lowest pitch or range: a bass voice; a bass instrument. 2. of or pertaining to the lowest part in harmonic music. n. 3. the bass part. 4 …   Universalium

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