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bass1 fish of the perch family. XV (bace). alt. of dial. barse, OE. bærs, bears = MDu., MHG. bars (Du. baars, G. barsch), rel. to OE. byrst BRISTLE. For the loss of r cf. DACE.

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bass Any of several bony fishes, both freshwater and marine, and not all closely related. Together they make up a valuable commercial and game fish. They include the white, black, striped, rock and calico basses. The two main bass families are Serranidae and Centrarchidae.

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bass See RAFFIA.

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bass See SERRANIDAE.

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bass2 XVII. alt. of BAST.

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bass A white fish, Dicentrarchus labrax.