kelp bass

noun

Definition of kelp bass

: a mottled sea bass (Paralabrax clathratus) that occurs along the Pacific coast of the U.S. and is an important sport fish

First Known Use of kelp bass

circa 1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Kelp bass.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kelp%20bass. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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