black perch


Definition of black perch 

: any of various dark-colored saltwater or freshwater fishes: such as

a chiefly Midland : smallmouth black bass

b : black sea bass sense 1

c : tripletail sense 1a

d : a common surf fish (Embiotoca jacksoni) of the Pacific coast

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