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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bass  \Bass\,  n.;  pl  {Bass},  and  sometimes  {Basses}.  [A 
  corruption  of  barse.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  1.  An  edible,  spiny-finned  fish,  esp.  of  the  genera  {Roccus}, 
  {Labrax},  and  related  genera.  There  are  many  species. 
 
  Note:  The  common  European  bass  is  {Labrax  lupus}.  American 
  species  are:  the  striped  bass  ({Roccus  lineatus}); 
  white  or  silver  bass  of  the  lakes.  ({R.  chrysops}); 
  brass  or  yellow  bass  ({R.  interruptus}). 
 
  2.  The  two  American  fresh-water  species  of  black  bass  (genus 
  {Micropterus}).  See  {Black  bass}. 
 
  3.  Species  of  {Serranus},  the  sea  bass  and  rock  bass.  See 
  {Sea  bass}. 
 
  4.  The  southern,  red,  or  channel  bass  ({Sci[ae]na  ocellata}). 
  See  {Redfish}. 
 
  Note:  The  name  is  also  applied  to  many  other  fishes.  See 
  {Calico  bass},  under  {Calico}. 




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