Definitions for: Sea Bass


[n] any of various food and sport fishes of the United States Atlantic coast having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
[n] the lean flesh of a saltwater fish of the family Serranidae



Webster (1913) Definition: Sea" bass` . (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A large marine food fish ({Serranus, or Centropristis,
atrarius}) which abounds on the Atlantic coast of the
United States. It is dark bluish, with black bands, and
more or less varied with small white spots and blotches.
Called also, locally, blue bass, black sea bass,
blackfish, bluefish, and black perch.
(b) A California food fish (Cynoscion nobile); -- called
also white sea bass, and sea salmon.

Synonyms: bass

See Also: bass, belted sandfish, black bass, black sea bass, blackmouth bass, Centropistes striata, Centropristis philadelphica, family Serranidae, food fish, grouper, Polyprion americanus, Roccus saxatilis, rock bass, rock sea bass, rockfish, saltwater fish, sea bass, sea bass, serranid, serranid fish, Serranidae, Serranus subligarius, stone bass, striped bass, striped bass, striper, striper, Synagrops bellus, wreckfish

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