Lepomis

noun
Le·​po·​mis | \lə̇ˈpōmə̇s\

Definition of Lepomis 

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

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History and Etymology for Lepomis

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

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