silver perch


Definition of silver perch

: 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 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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First Known Use of silver perch

1820, in the meaning defined above

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“Silver perch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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