• WordNet 3.6
    • n crappie small sunfishes of central United States rivers
    • n crappie small sunfishes of the genus Pomoxis of central United States rivers
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crappie (Zoöl) A kind of fresh-water bass of the genus Pomoxys, found in the rivers of the Southern United States and Mississippi valley. There are several species.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crappie A sunfish, Pomoxys annularis, of the family Centrarchidæ, found in the Mississippi. It has a compressed body, incnrved profile, and the relative positions of the dorsal and anal fins are oblique—that is, not directly opposite. There are from 6 to 8 spines in the dorsal and 6 in the anal fin. Its color is a silvery olive with brassy sheen, and mottled with greenish. It is common in the Mississippi valley and the Southern States, and is sometimes esteemed as a food-fish. Also called campbellite, newlight, and bachelor.
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In literature:

Three minutes for the soft flesh fish, such as suckers, crappies, whitefish.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
I ne'er lo'ed meat that craw'd in my crappie.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
I feel like a crappie on a dusty turnpike.
"Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight" by Mathew Joseph Holt
White crappie were found in almost all habitats and were taken in all rivers except the Arkansas.
"Fishes of Chautauqua, Cowley and Elk Counties, Kansas" by Artie L. Metcalf
Most crappie were taken in quiet water near cover or near shore.
"Fish Populations, Following a Drought, in the Neosho and Marais des Cygnes Rivers of Kansas" by James Everett Deacon
The Crappie or Croppie is closely related to the Strawberry Bass.
"Fast Nine" by Alan Douglas
Like the calico-bass, the crappie has received a great many local names.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall

In news:

Can't make the gym due to crappy temps.
Lou Barlow, who opened up for Sebadoh with a solo set of his own, has to be one of the busiest guys in indie rock today — albeit with crappy guitars.
After slugging away at small clubs and crappy record label deals for 5 years, AXE floundered without a hit and no one was really interested in their music or carrying them on a tour…until 1982 when they switched labels for their third album.
Conan O'Brien, who appears tonight at the INB, has made the absolute best of a really crappy situation.
A decade ago, I watched Eddie Murphy end years of crappy comedies by starring in The Nutty Professor.
I'm finding out one of the crappy things about getting older is learning about the death of people that were part of your childhood.
However, those who have ventured out are still catching fish, mainly bass and crappie.
You could take her to see a super obscure indie band in a dive bar in a crappy neighborhood and then take her to meet your parents for breakfast the next morning.
"30 Rock" (KOB-4 7 p.m.) The TV industry sitcom enters its seventh and final season by continuing to mock the hand that feeds it—here, the cast makes fun of NBC's crappy fall lineup.
Fletcher had a pretty good day on the water, catching a couple crappies.
But unknown to most ice fishermen , Detroit's backyard "pond" has for many years quietly produced some of the hottest fishing for bluegills and crappies anywhere on earth.
Crappie fishing by davesett2000 25 Nov 2012 05:47 PM.
It is Winter Creek Crappie Time.
Well today I finally had a break from the trout fishing up in Broken Bow and decided to hit the creeks in DFW and look for some slab crappie.
When the Red Wings play and the game is not on FSND or Versus, and its only on that crappy FSND non HD channel.