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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Examples of striped bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 2-inch models are bass and walleye killers, while the jumbo 9-inch model is a slayer of cow striped bass, cobia, and trophy snook. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 Predatory fish — which build up methylmercury by eating other fish — include: all species of black bass and gar, striped bass, white bass, hybrid striped bass, walleye, sauger, saugeye, flathead catfish, muskellunge and northern pike. Morgan Greene,, 19 Aug. 2021 Pescatarians need not worry, though: Samuelsson’s Old Bay crab crakes make an appearance, as do a shrimp ceviche appetizer and a miso striped bass entrée. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 21 Mar. 2023 Heirloom tomatoes with aioli, strozzapreti with tomato and basil, roast leg of lamb, and local striped bass dressed with Picholine olives, lemon and peperonata are all on the menu. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 9 Aug. 2022 Bill Carey, striped bass,, 903-786-4477. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 9 Dec. 2022 Bat rays, striped bass, yellowfin gobies and even sharks are washing ashore dead. Livia Albeck-Ripka, New York Times, 30 Aug. 2022 Expert fishermen, whalers and farmers, the Shinnecock people lived for centuries off the clams, striped bass, flounder, bluefish and fruit native to the area. Iris M. Crawford, Discover Magazine, 21 Nov. 2022 The company, which plans to open a 250,000-square-foot vertical farm in Luzerne County, Pa., in 2023, integrates aquaculture into its system, raising hybrid striped bass in tanks, along with its stacks of microgreens. David Wallace-Wells, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1818, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of striped bass was in 1818

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“Striped bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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striped bass

: a large silvery marine food and sport fish that has black horizontal stripes on the sides, occurs along the Atlantic coast of the U.S., and has been introduced into inland waters (as lakes) along the Pacific coast

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