white crappie


: a silvery North American sunfish (Pomoxis annularis) with five or six protruding spines on the dorsal fins that is used as a panfish and often for stocking small ponds

Examples of white crappie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The previous waterbody record for white crappie on the Concho weighed .82 ounces and measured 12.5 inches. Travis Hall, Field & Stream, 13 Mar. 2024 The department also has put about 1,200 Florida largemouth bass, 8,000 red-ear sunfish and 10,500 white crappie into Bundick Lake. Chron, 8 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white crappie was circa 1926

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“White crappie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20crappie. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

white crappie

: an edible silvery North American sunfish that is often stocked in small ponds

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