ocean perch


: any of several marine scorpaenid food fishes (genus Sebastes):
: redfish sense a
also : a related food fish (S. fasciatus)
: one (S. alutus) abundant in the northeastern Pacific from Japan to the Bering Sea to southern California

Examples of ocean perch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sea bass, flounder, ocean perch, and red snapper are all great choices, around a pound in weight. Lucas Sin, Bon Appétit, 20 Mar. 2024 One such firm is Blue Harvest Fisheries, which operates out of New Bedford, Massachusetts, and is the largest holder of permits to catch groundfish such as pollock, haddock and ocean perch. Will Sennott, ProPublica, 12 Oct. 2022 Leeman and his crew of four had worked 10 consecutive days, 20 hours a day, to haul in more than 50,000 pounds of fish: pollock, haddock and ocean perch, a trio known as groundfish in the industry and as whitefish in the freezer aisle. Will Sennott, ProPublica, 6 July 2022 Halpern's fresh fish counter includes cod, catfish, ocean perch, swai and tilapia. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 26 Feb. 2021 Dinners come with a generous portion of slaw, bread and spaghetti or mac and cheese and choice of ocean perch, tilapia or catfish. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 2 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ocean perch was in 1933

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“Ocean perch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ocean%20perch. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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