Meaning of spotted bass in English:

spotted bass

noun

  • Either of two fishes of south-eastern North America, a freshwater sunfish, Micropterus punctulatus (family Centrarchidae), and (occasionally) the red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus, of coastal waters.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Bartram (1739–1823), botanist and ornithologist.