• WordNet 3.6
    • n Perca type genus of the Percidae
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Perca (Zoöl) A genus of fishes, including the fresh-water perch.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n perca A genus of acanthopterygian fishes, formerly used with wide and indefinite limits to cover many heterogeneous forms, variously separated by modern ichthyologists; now restricted to such species as the common yellow perches of Europe and North America, as Perca fluviatilis of the former and P. americana, lutea, or flavescens of the latter country, and made the type of the family Percidæ. See perch.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a perch


In literature:

Thus perch, a fish, from perca; but perch, a measure, from pertica, and likewise to perch.
"A Grammar of the English Tongue" by Samuel Johnson
Gluten Lapponum e Perca.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray