crap·​pie | \ ˈkrä-pē How to pronounce crappie (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web With the exception of an occasional crappie or sunnie pulled from the lake, neither of my parents ever butchered an animal. Tony Jones, Star Tribune, "In defense of hunting," 4 Sep. 2020 This is one reason small jigs (often fished in conjunction with minnows) suspended below a float are common crappie tackle choices. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 Arizona’s native fish used the system freely, and people fished from bridges and canal banks for bass, crappie and cattish. Longreads, "The Ancient Waterways of Phoenix, Arizona," 10 Aug. 2020 Light line and supple rods are best for crappie fishing. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 Northern pike, crappie, bass, trout, catfish and perch can be caught in Navajo. Matt Wyatt,, "Pagosa Springs: Gateway to San Juan Mountains and base camp for anglers," 6 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 Or small worms burrowed in the fillets of your crappie? Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "10 Common Parasites and Diseases Found in Game Fish (and What You Need to Know About Them)," 27 May 2020 Reports from around the Portage Lakes have been skimpy, but some largemouth bass, crappie and bluegills have been cooperating. cleveland, "Small waters ripe for anglers: Fishing Report for March 6," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of crappie

circa 1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crappie

Canadian French crapet

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The first known use of crappie was circa 1827

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9 Sep 2020

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“Crappie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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crap·​pie | \ ˈkrä-pē How to pronounce crappie (audio) \

Kids Definition of crappie

: either of two silvery sunfish that are caught for sport or for food

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