Meaning of yellow bass in English:

yellow bass

noun

  • A freshwater bass of the eastern United States, Morone mississippiensis (family Moronidae), which is silvery yellow with dark lateral stripes; (also) †any of various black basses (genus Micropterus) thought to resemble this fish (obsolete).

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Belles-lettres Repository.