sea bass

noun
|Updated on: 2 Aug 2018

Definition of sea bass

1 : any of numerous marine bony fishes (family Serranidae) that are usually smaller and more active than the groupers; especially : a food and sport fish (Centropristis striata) of the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
2 : any of numerous croakers or drums including noted sport and food fishes

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First Known Use of sea bass

1765

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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