Any of a large variety of North American freshwater fish noted for their interesting shapes and bright colors. Members of this family include largemouth, smallmouth, redeye, rock and spotted bass, and both the white and black crappie. See also fish.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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