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 Hara hardly rested on her laurels before spearing another world-record-breaking kelp bass just one month later. Kaila Yu, Los Angeles Times, 20 Dec. 2022 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, 16 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kelp bass was circa 1936

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“Kelp bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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