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Perch vs. Whiting

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Perchnoun

Any of the three species of spiny-finned freshwater fish in the genus Perca.

Whitingnoun

A fine white chalk used in paints, putty, whitewash etc.

Perchnoun

Any of the about 200 related species of fish in the taxonomic family Percidae, especially:

Whitingnoun

A fish, Merlangius merlangus, similar to cod, found in the North Atlantic; English whiting US.

Perchnoun

(South Africa) Acanthopagrus berda

Whitingnoun

Any fish of many species that resemble Merlangius merlangus:

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Perchnoun

(Ghana) Distichodus engycephalus, Distichodus rostratus

Whitingnoun

(US) Any of several marine fish found in North American coastal waters, including hakes (genus Merluccius), especially Merluccius bilinearis (the silver hake).

Perchnoun

(Australia) Johnius belangerii, Macquaria ambigua, Macquaria colonorum, Macquaria novemaculeat, Nemadactylus macropterus

Whitingnoun

Any of the species of Sillaginidae (pl=s) inhabiting Indo-Pacific marine coasts, many of which are commercially important whitefish.

Perchnoun

(USA) Kyphosus azureus

Whitingnoun

(Canada) Alaska pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus, syn. Theragra chalcogramma).

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Perchnoun

(UK) Lateolabrax japonicus, Tautogolabrus adspersus

Whitingnoun

A blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou), a marine fish of the Northern Hemisphere.

Perchnoun

Several similar species in the order Perciformes, such as the grouper.

Whitingnoun

A southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis), a marine fish of the Southern Hemisphere.

Perchnoun

a rod, staff, or branch of a tree etc used as a roost by a bird

Whitingnoun

Menticirrhus americanus (Carolina whiting, king whiting, southern kingcroaker, and southern kingfish) found along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States.

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Perchnoun

a pole connecting the fore gear and hind gear of a spring carriage; a reach.

Whitingnoun

Any of the pl=s, of the family Sillaginidae, including Japanese whiting, King George whiting, northern whiting, sand whiting, and school whiting.

Perchnoun

(figurative) a position that is secure and advantageous, especially one which is prominent or elevated

Whitingnoun

A common European food fish (Melangus vulgaris) of the Codfish family; - called also fittin.

Perchnoun

(figurative) a position that is overly elevated or haughty

Whitingnoun

Chalk prepared in an impalpable powder by pulverizing and repeated washing, used as a pigment, as an ingredient in putty, for cleaning silver, etc.

Perchnoun

(dated) a linear measure of 2 yards, equal to a rod, a pole or 4 chain; the related square measure

Whitingnoun

flesh of a cod-like fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe

Perchnoun

a cubic measure of stonework equal to 16.6 × 1.5 × 1 feet

Whitingnoun

flesh of any of a number of slender food fishes especially of Atlantic coasts of North America

Perchnoun

(textiles) a frame used to examine cloth

Whitingnoun

a small fish of the genus Sillago; excellent food fish

Perchnoun

a bar used to support a candle (especially in a church)

Whitingnoun

any of several food fishes of North American coastal waters

Perchverb

(intransitive) To rest on (or as if on) a perch; to roost.

Whitingnoun

found off Atlantic coast of North America

Perchverb

(intransitive) To stay in an elevated position.

Whitingnoun

a food fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe resembling the cod; sometimes placed in genus Gadus

Perchverb

(transitive) To place something on (or as if on) a perch.

Perchverb

To inspect cloth using a perch.

Perchnoun

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).

Perchnoun

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.

Perchnoun

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 allSat on his perche, that was in his hall.’; ‘Not making his high place the lawless perchOf winged ambitions.’;

Perchnoun

A measure of length containing five and a half yards; a rod, or pole.

Perchnoun

A pole connecting the fore gear and hind gear of a spring carriage; a reach.

Perchverb

To alight or settle, as a bird; to sit or roost.

‘Wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch.’;

Perchverb

To place or to set on, or as on, a perch.

Perchverb

To occupy as a perch.

Perchnoun

support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)

Perchnoun

a linear measure of 16.5 feet

Perchnoun

a square rod of land

Perchnoun

an elevated place serving as a seat

Perchnoun

any of numerous fishes of America and Europe

Perchnoun

spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes

Perchnoun

any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes

Perchverb

sit, as on a branch;

‘The birds perched high in the treee’;

Perchverb

to come to rest, settle;

‘Misfortune lighted upon him’;

Perchverb

cause to perch or sit;

‘She perched her hat on her head’;

Perch

Perch is a common name for fish of the genus Perca, freshwater gamefish belonging to the family Percidae. The perch, of which three species occur in different geographical areas, lend their name to a large order of vertebrates: the Perciformes, from the Greek: πέρκη (perke), simply meaning perch, and the Latin forma meaning shape.

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