Perch

Definition of Perch

Pronunciation: pẽrch
n.1.(Zool.) Any fresh-water fish of the genus Perca and of several other allied genera of the family Percidæ, as the common American or yellow perch (Perca flavescens syn. Perca Americana), and the European perch (Perca fluviatilis).
2.Any one of numerous species of spiny-finned fishes belonging to the Percidæ, Serranidæ, 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 perch
the pope.
White perch
the Roccus Americanus, or Morone Americanus, a small silvery serranoid market fish of the Atlantic coast.
1.A pole; a long staff; a rod; esp., a pole or other support for fowls to roost on or to rest on; a roost; figuratively, any elevated resting place or seat.
As chauntecleer among his wives all
Sat on his perche, that was in his hall.
- Chaucer.
Not making his high place the lawless perch
Of winged ambitions.
- Tennyson.
2.A measure of length containing five and a half yards; a rod, or pole.
3.A pole connecting the fore gear and hind gear of a spring carriage; a reach.
v. i.1.To alight or settle, as a bird; to sit or roost.
[imp. & p. p. Perched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Perching.]
Wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To place or to set on, or as on, a perch.
2.To occupy as a perch.

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