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perch         

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      n  
1    a pole, branch, or other resting place above ground on which a bird roosts or alights  
2    a similar resting place for a person or thing  
3       another name for       rod       7  
4    a solid measure for stone, usually taken as 198 inches by 18 inches by 12 inches  
5    a pole joining the front and rear axles of a carriage  
6    a frame on which cloth is placed for inspection  
7    Obsolete or dialect   a pole  
      vb  
8    usually foll by: on   to alight, rest, or cause to rest on or as if on a perch  
the bird perched on the branch, the cap was perched on his head     
9    tr   to inspect (cloth) on a perch  
     (C13 perche stake, from Old French, from Latin pertica long staff)  
  percher      n  
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perch          [2]  
      n   pl   , perch, perches  
1    any freshwater spiny-finned teleost fish of the family Percidae, esp. those of the genus Perca, such as P. fluviatilis of Europe and P. flavescens (yellow perch) of North America: valued as food and game fishes  
2    any of various similar or related fishes  
   Related adj       percoid  
     (C13: from Old French perche, from Latin perca, from Greek perke; compare Greek perkos spotted)  

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climbing fish   , perch         
      n   an Asian labyrinth fish, Anabas testudineus, that resembles a perch and can travel over land on its spiny gill covers and pectoral fins  


golden perch  
      n      another name for       callop  
perch          [1]  
      n  
1    a pole, branch, or other resting place above ground on which a bird roosts or alights  
2    a similar resting place for a person or thing  
3       another name for       rod       7  
4    a solid measure for stone, usually taken as 198 inches by 18 inches by 12 inches  
5    a pole joining the front and rear axles of a carriage  
6    a frame on which cloth is placed for inspection  
7    Obsolete or dialect   a pole  
      vb  
8    usually foll by: on   to alight, rest, or cause to rest on or as if on a perch  
the bird perched on the branch, the cap was perched on his head     
9    tr   to inspect (cloth) on a perch  
     (C13 perche stake, from Old French, from Latin pertica long staff)  
  percher      n  
perch          [2]  
      n   pl   , perch, perches  
1    any freshwater spiny-finned teleost fish of the family Percidae, esp. those of the genus Perca, such as P. fluviatilis of Europe and P. flavescens (yellow perch) of North America: valued as food and game fishes  
2    any of various similar or related fishes  
   Related adj       percoid  
     (C13: from Old French perche, from Latin perca, from Greek perke; compare Greek perkos spotted)  
sea perch  
      n  
1    any of various marine serranid fishes, such as the bass and stone bass, that have an elongated body with a very spiny dorsal fin and occur in all except polar seas  
2       another name for       surfperch  

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rod  
      n  
1    a slim cylinder of metal, wood, etc.; stick or shaft  
2    a switch or bundle of switches used to administer corporal punishment  
3    any of various staffs of insignia or office  
4    power, esp. of a tyrannical kind  
a dictator's iron rod     
5    a straight slender shoot, stem, or cane of a woody plant  
6       See       fishing rod  
7      (Also called)    pole, perch         
a    a unit of length equal to 5½ yards  
b    a unit of square measure equal to 30¼ square yards  
8    a straight narrow board marked with the dimensions of a piece of joinery, as the spacing of steps on a staircase  
9    a metal shaft that transmits power in axial reciprocating motion  
piston rod         Compare       shaft       5  
10      (Surveying)      another name (esp. U.S.) for       staff   1       8  
11      (Also called)    retinal rod   any of the elongated cylindrical cells in the retina of the eye, containing the visual purple (rhodopsin), which are sensitive to dim light but not to colour  
   Compare       cone       5  
12    any rod-shaped bacterium  
13       a slang word for       penis  
14      (U.S.)      slang name for       pistol       1  
15       short for       hot rod  
     (Old English rodd; related to Old Norse rudda club, Norwegian rudda, rydda twig)  
  rodlike      adj  


golden perch  
      n      another name for       callop  
perch          [1]  
      n  
1    a pole, branch, or other resting place above ground on which a bird roosts or alights  
2    a similar resting place for a person or thing  
3       another name for       rod       7  
4    a solid measure for stone, usually taken as 198 inches by 18 inches by 12 inches  
5    a pole joining the front and rear axles of a carriage  
6    a frame on which cloth is placed for inspection  
7    Obsolete or dialect   a pole  
      vb  
8    usually foll by: on   to alight, rest, or cause to rest on or as if on a perch  
the bird perched on the branch, the cap was perched on his head     
9    tr   to inspect (cloth) on a perch  
     (C13 perche stake, from Old French, from Latin pertica long staff)  
  percher      n  
perch          [2]  
      n   pl   , perch, perches  
1    any freshwater spiny-finned teleost fish of the family Percidae, esp. those of the genus Perca, such as P. fluviatilis of Europe and P. flavescens (yellow perch) of North America: valued as food and game fishes  
2    any of various similar or related fishes  
   Related adj       percoid  
     (C13: from Old French perche, from Latin perca, from Greek perke; compare Greek perkos spotted)  
sea perch  
      n  
1    any of various marine serranid fishes, such as the bass and stone bass, that have an elongated body with a very spiny dorsal fin and occur in all except polar seas  
2       another name for       surfperch  

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perch

  
1   
      n   branch, pole, post, resting place, roost  
2   
      vb   alight, balance, land, rest, roost, settle, sit on  

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