black crappie


Definition of black crappie

: a silvery black-mottled sunfish (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) of eastern and central North America having seven or eight protruding spines on the dorsal fins

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Recent Examples on the Web The black crappie is widely distributed from Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba south through Florida and west to California and British Columbia. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 White crappie spots are less dark and distinctive than black crappie spots. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 The most notable crappie is the one-time IGFA 6-pound-test world record black crappie of 4-pounds, 8-ounces caught by Allen Paap Jr. from a Nebraska farm pond in June, 2003. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The 9 Best Crappie Lures Ever Made," 22 May 2020 White and black crappies are nearly identical in shape, habits, and size. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Beginner’s Guide to Catching Your First Fish," 11 May 2020 At one time, this huge 5-pound black crappie was the IGFA all-tackle record. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "14 of the Biggest Crappies of All TIme," 22 Apr. 2020 Others that might end up on a stringer include tilapia, bluegill, bigmouth buffalo fish and white and black crappie. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Lake Pleasant is a desert oasis near Phoenix. Here's everything you can do there," 4 Mar. 2020 Fish include smallmouth bass, black crappie, pike, channel catfish and largemouth bass. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Fishbrain app reveals the 10 best places to fish in metro Detroit," 21 Jan. 2020 Many of the fish were young black crappies, freshwater fish that like to live in flooded vegetation. USA TODAY, "Emoji house, Saharan dust, turtle crossing: News from around our 50 states," 8 Aug. 2019

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circa 1827, in the meaning defined above

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