1. the lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae

Definition categories: food

2. among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters

Similar word(s): headfish, mola

Definition categories: animal, plectognath

3. small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed

Similar word(s): centrarchid

Definition categories: animal, percoid