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A freshwater food and game fish (Ambloplites rupestris) of eastern and central North America, chiefly found in streams and rivers with rocky bottoms.
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1. (Animals) a North American freshwater percoid fish, Ambloplites rupestris: an important food fish; family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, etc)
2. (Animals) any similar or related fish
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1. a sunfish, Ambloplites rupestris, of the Mississippi basin.
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|Noun||1.||rock bass - a kind of sea bass|
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.||rock bass - game and food fish of upper Mississippi and Great Lakes|
centrarchid, sunfish - small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed
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