NANFA-- derivation of "crappie"

Fritz Rohde (
Tue, 12 Sep 2000 08:52:31 -0400

According to Jenkins and Burkhead (Fishes of VA) the name was apparently
derived from the French Canadian word, Crapet, the etymology of which is
unclear and they cite Smith (1903): The common names of the basses and
sunfishes. US Comm of fish and fisheries.

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