sea bass

sea bass
noun
1. the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae
Syn: ↑bass
Hypernyms: ↑saltwater fish
Hyponyms: ↑striped bass, ↑striper
2. any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
Hypernyms: ↑serranid fish, ↑serranid, ↑food fish
Hyponyms:
Member Holonyms: ↑Serranidae, ↑family Serranidae
Part Meronyms: ↑bass

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noun
1. : any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae including usually the smaller more active members of the family as distinguished from the groupers; especially : black sea bass 1
2. : any of numerous croakers (as the weakfish or the channel bass) — often used with a qualifying term

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/bas/
1. any of numerous marine fishes of the family Serranidae. Cf. black sea bass.
2. any of numerous related or similar marine food fishes.
[1755-65, Amer]

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sea bass /bas/ noun
A perchoid marine fish of various kinds, esp of the Serranidae and the Sciaenidae families
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Main Entry:sea

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sea bass,
1. a common food and game fish of the northeastern coast of the United States with a peculiar tail fin.
2. any one of various similar fishes.

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[bas]
n. any of a number of marine fishes that are related to or resemble the common perch, in particular:
a) a mainly tropical fish of a large family (Serranidae, the sea bass family), esp. one of the genus Centropristis, including the giant sea bass (C. stiata). The sea bass family also includes the groupers
b) (white sea bass) a large game fish of the Pacific coast of North America (Cynoscion nobilis, family Sciaenidae)

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