macquarie perch

noun mac·quar·ie perch \mə̇ˈkwärē-\

Definition of macquarie perch

  1. :  a locally important food fish (Macquaria australasica) of the family Serranidae that is reddish brown above and yellow below and is restricted to the upper reaches of the Murray river system of Australia

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Origin and Etymology of macquarie perch

after Lachlan MacQuarie †1824 British army officer and governor of New South Wales, Australia

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