Micropterus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Micropterus American freshwater black basses
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n micropterus In ichthyology, a genus of centrarchid fishes, the type of the subfamily Micropterinæ, established by Lacépède in 1802. There are two species, M. dolomieu and M. salmoides, or the small-and large-mouthed black-bass, both highly prized by sportsmen and epicures. Bass of this genus are variously known as green-, lake-, moss-, marsh-, river-, etc., bass; black-, yellow-, and jumping-perch, and trout-perch; black-trout, white-trout, southern or Roanoke chub, and by many other local or fanciful misnomers. Sometimes called Grystes. See cut at black-bass, 1.
    • n micropterus In ornithology, a genus of sea-ducks of the family Anatidæ: and subfamily Fuligulinæ, named by Lesson in 1831. There is but one species, M. cinereus, the well-known steamer-duck of South America. The genus is now called Tachyeres, the name Micropterus being preoccupied in ichthyology.
    • n micropterus In entomology, a genus of coleopterous insects.
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Usage

In literature:

My success lies mainly with the tribes of Esox and Micropterus.
"Woodcraft and Camping" by George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
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