A perch is a temporary resting place. In the middle of climbing a tree, you might find a good perch on a high branch. Bet some birds will be perching there too.
Perch has many different meanings. A bird perch is a little stick it can balance on, and the armrest of the couch can offer you a perch during a party. It's also the name of a kind of fish with spiny fins. And it's also an old measurement of 16.5 feet.
Primary Meanings of perch
an elevated place serving as a seat
to come to rest, settle
any of numerous fishes of America and Europe
a linear measure of 16.5 feet
n an elevated place serving as a seat
n any of numerous fishes of America and Europe
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flesh of fish from fresh water used as food
n spiny-finned freshwater food and game fishes
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Perca flavescens, yellow perch
North American perch
European perch, Perca fluviatilis
a perch native to Europe
pike perch, pike-perch
any of several pike-like fishes of the perch family
Percina tanasi, snail darter
a small snail-eating perch of the Tennessee River
Stizostedion vitreum, dory, jack salmon, walleye, walleyed pike
pike-like freshwater perches