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black bass

 (băs)
n.
Any of several North American freshwater game fishes of the genus Micropterus, including the largemouth and smallmouth bass.

black bass

(bæs)
n
(Animals) any of several predatory North American percoid freshwater game fishes of the genus Micropterus: family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, etc)

black′ bass′

(bæs)
n.
any freshwater American game fish of the genus Micropterus.
[1805–15]
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Noun1.black bass - bluish black-striped sea bass of the Atlantic coast of the United Statesblack bass - bluish black-striped sea bass of the Atlantic coast of the United States
sea bass - any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
2.black bass - widely distributed and highly prized American freshwater game fishes (sunfish family)
centrarchid, sunfish - small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed
genus Micropterus, Micropterus - American freshwater black basses
Micropterus dolomieu, smallmouth, smallmouth black bass, smallmouthed bass, smallmouthed black bass, smallmouth bass - a variety of black bass; the angle of the jaw falls below the eye
largemouth black bass, largemouthed bass, largemouthed black bass, Micropterus salmoides, largemouth, largemouth bass - a large black bass; the angle of the jaw falls behind the eye
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