nounpl. -·pies or -·pie
any of a genus (Pomoxis) of small North American sunfishes found in sluggish streams and ponds throughout E and central U.S.; specif., the black crappie or white crappie
Origin of crappiefrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Either of two edible North American sunfishes, the black crappie or the white crappie. Also called speckled perch .
Origin of crappieCanadian French crapet
(plural crappies or crappie)
From French crapet-soleil (“sunfish”)