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  Definition of perch
  1. any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of various families of the order Perciformes
  2. spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes
  3. support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
  4. any of numerous fishes of America and Europe
  5. an elevated place serving as a seat
  6. a square rod of land
  7. a linear measure of 16.5 feet
  8. sit, as on a branch; "The birds perched high in the treee"
  9. cause to perch or sit; "She perched her hat on her head"
  10. to come to rest, settle; "Misfortune lighted upon him"
Similar Words: rod, pole, roost, rest, alight, light

 

Hyponyms: yellow perch, Perca flavescens, European perch, Perca fluviatilis, pike-perch, pike perch, snail darter, Percina tanasi, roost

 

Part Meronyms: roost, yellow perch, Perca flavescens, European perch, Perca fluviatilis, furlong

 

Member Meronyms: Perciformes, order Perciformes, Percomorphi, order Percomorphi, Percidae, family Percidae

 

Derivational Morphology: roost, rest, percher, Insessores, order Insessores, perching bird

 

Language Translations:
Bosnian: grgeč   Dutch: baars  
Finnish: ahven   French: perche  
German: Barsch   Hungarian: sügér  
Italian: pesce persico   Latin: perca  
Lithuanian: ešerys   Polish: okoń  
Russian: окунь   Slovene: ostriž  
Spanish: perca   Swedish: abborre  
 
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