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Gray perch

Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

Perch \Perch\ (p[~e]rch), n. [Written also {pearch}.] [OE.
   perche, F. perche, L. perca, fr. Gr. pe`rkh; cf. perkno`s
   dark-colored, Skr. p[.r][,c]ni spotted, speckled, and E.
   freckle.] (Zo["o]l.)
   1. Any fresh-water fish of the genus Perca and of several
      other allied genera of the family {Percid[ae]}, as the
      common American or yellow perch ({Perca flavescens, or
      Americana}), and the European perch ({P. fluviatilis}).

   2. Any one of numerous species of spiny-finned fishes
      belonging to the {Percid[ae]}, {Serranid[ae]}, and related
      families, and resembling, more or less, the true perches.

   {Black perch}.
      (a) The black bass.
      (b) The flasher.
      (c) The sea bass.

   {Blue perch}, the cunner.

   {Gray perch}, the fresh-water drum.

   {Red perch}, the rosefish.

   {Red-bellied perch}, the long-eared pondfish.

   {Perch pest}, a small crustacean, parasitic in the mouth of
      the perch.

   {Silver perch}, the yellowtail.

   {Stone}, or {Striped}, {perch}, the pope.

   {White perch}, the {Roccus, or Morone, Americanus}, a small
      silvery serranoid market fish of the Atlantic coast.
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