PERCH, noun [Latin perca.] A fish of the genus Perca. This fish has a deep body, very rough scales, an arched back, and prickly dorsal fins.
PERCH, noun [Latin pertica.]
1. A pole; hence, a roost for fowls, which is often a pole; also, any thing on which they light.
2. A measure of length containing five yards and a half; a rod. In the popular language of America, rod is chiefly used; but rod, pole, and perch all signifying the same thing, may be used indifferently.
PERCH, verb intransitive To sit or roost; as a bird.
1. To light or settle on a fixed body; as a bird.
PERCH, verb transitive To place on a fixed object or perch