macquarie perch

mac·​quar·​ie perch | \ mə̇ˈkwärē- \

Definition of macquarie perch

: 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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History and Etymology for macquarie perch

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

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“Macquarie perch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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