Nile perch

noun

: a large predaceous food fish (Lates niloticus) of the rivers and lakes of northern and central Africa that may exceed 200 pounds (91 kilograms) in weight

Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Nile perch was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Nile perch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nile%20perch. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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