white perch

noun

Definition of white perch

1 : a silvery anadromous bass (Morone americana) chiefly of the coast and coastal streams of the eastern U.S.

Examples of white perch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Kochs brought in a little over 300,000 pounds of white perch, an invasive species that sells for much cheaper. Tony Briscoe, chicagotribune.com, "In the Great Lakes’ most productive fishing grounds, algae-fueled dead zones are eroding livelihoods," 14 Nov. 2019 Its closest neighbor is the oldest lighthouse on PEI: a red-roofed tower of blinding white perched on an emerald hill at the tip of a skinny peninsula jutting out from the island’s backside like a tail. Chantal Martineau, Bon Appétit, "Beauty and Brine: Prince Edward Island Is an Oyster-Lover’s Paradise," 7 Nov. 2019 In salt water and brackish water fishing for stripers and white perch will generally be expected to be available through the end of the year but many of these fish too will migrate down the Bay. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Bill May: Putting together some fall fishing plans," 13 Oct. 2019 Andrew had caught several (maybe seven or eight) white perch, a common small fish in the mid-Atlantic US. Dylan Matthews, Vox, "How to be a better carnivore," 14 Nov. 2018 Fish surveys in the past year record booming populations of American shad — some of the fastest growing on the East Coast — along with striped bass and white perch. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "A swim in the Potomac? The river’s remarkable recovery makes that a possibility, report says.," 27 Mar. 2018 Markle was wearing a long white coat fastened only at the waist with a small round hat in white perched on the side of her head. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Meghan Markle joins queen in first official appearance together," 12 Mar. 2018 Springtime action for crappie, also known as white perch, sac-a-lait, paper-mouth, calico bass and slabs, typically kicks into high gear around the end of February when the water temperature reaches and then begins climbing past the 60 degree mark. Ralph Winingham, San Antonio Express-News, "Choke crappie: Habitat enhancements help fire up spring fishing action," 22 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of white perch

1737, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“White perch.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20perch. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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