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

Examples of kelp bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The easiest way to sleuth out the life cycle of a parasite is to present it with potential hosts, just as Dykman did with the worms in the kelp bass. Sabrina Imbler, The Atlantic, "An Epic Journey to Adulthood Begins in the Intestines of a Deep-Sea Fish," 16 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of kelp bass

circa 1936, in the meaning defined above

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22 Feb 2021

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“Kelp bass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kelp%20bass. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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