noun Le·po·mis \lə̇ˈpōmə̇s\

Definition of Lepomis

  1. :  a genus of North American freshwater sunfishes (family Centrarchidae) that includes the bluegill and several closely related panfishes

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Origin and Etymology of lepomis

New Latin, from Greek lepis scale, flake + -pomis (from pōma lid, cover, operculum); akin to Greek poimēn herdsman, shepherd, pōy herd, flock — more at lepid-, fur

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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