black crappie

black crappie
a crappie that is black
Hypernyms: ↑crappie

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: a common sunfish (Pomoxis nigro-maculatus) that is black-mottled on a silvery ground, widely distributed throughout the Mississippi drainage and much of the eastern U.S., and regarded as both a food and game fish through most of its range — called also calico bass

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black crappie,
= calico bass. (Cf.calico bass)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • black crappie. — See under crappie. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • black crappie — noun Date: circa 1827 a silvery black mottled sunfish (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) of eastern and central North America having seven or eight protruding spines on the dorsal fins …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Crappie — Calico Bass redirects here. For the marine fish, see Kelp Bass. Pomoxis Black (top) white crappie (P. nigromaculatus P. annularis) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

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