striped bass

noun
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of striped bass

:a large anadromous silvery food and sport fish (Morone saxatilis of the family Percichthyidae) with black horizontal stripes on the sides that occurs along the Atlantic coast of the U.S. and has been introduced into inland waters (such as lakes and reservoirs) and along the Pacific coast called also rockfish

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1818


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