silver perch

noun

: any of various somewhat silvery fishes that resemble perch: such as
a
: a drum (Bairdiella chrysoura) that occurs especially along the more southern Atlantic coast of the U.S.

called also mademoiselle, yellowtail

Examples of silver perch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But other dead species include Murray cod, golden perch, silver perch and carp, which tend to be longer-lived, write Ben Loughran, Bill Ormonde and Sarah McConnell for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Mar. 2023 Coastwide, most of the deaths consisted of baitfish, including mullet, menhaden, spot, silver perch (yellowtail) and other forage species. Matt Watt, San Antonio Express-News, 4 Mar. 2021 Officials say the non-recreational species that were impacted include pinfish, spot, silver perch, gulf menhaden, mullet, and other foraging fish. Alan Clemons, Outdoor Life, 25 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1820, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of silver perch was in 1820

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“Silver perch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/silver%20perch. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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