Nile perch

noun

Definition of Nile perch

: 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

First Known Use of Nile perch

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Nile perch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nile%20perch. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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