white crappie

noun

Definition of 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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Louisiana replaces thousands of fish lost to hurricanes," 8 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of white crappie

circa 1926, in the meaning defined above

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“White crappie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20crappie. Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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