bluegill

noun
blue·​gill | \ ˈblü-ˌgil How to pronounce bluegill (audio) \

Definition of bluegill

: a common sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus) of the eastern and central U.S. sought for food and sport

Examples of bluegill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So here are some recipes for small fish, panfish like bluegill types, crappie and white perch, and large fish, carp, and tips for easy fishing — particularly relevant to older and younger fishermen. Bill May, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 22 May 2021 The specialists recently stocked Loring Pond with 100 black crappie and 200 bluegill. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 13 May 2021 As water warms, the lake transitions to good prospects for bass and bluegill. Tom Stienstra, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 May 2021 Fishing enthusiasts are drawn to Monee Reservoir for its 46-acre lake stocked with bluegill, black crappie, largemouth bass and channel catfish. Jessi Virtusio, chicagotribune.com, 6 May 2021 When reached about his new opportunity out west, Traub was fishing for bluegill in Blue Ash. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 4 May 2021 The urban waters have a daily bag limit of three trout, one gamefish (largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, sauger, and northern pike) and 10 panfish (bluegill, crappie, pumpkinseed and yellow perch). Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 25 Apr. 2021 The top three species in Texas caught and logged on Fishbrain were largemouth bass (96,537), bluegill (7,640) and channel catfish (7,059). Matt Wyatt, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Apr. 2021 Fish were re- stocked at several parks including largemouth bass at Middle Bear Lake in the Beartown Lakes Reservation, bluegill and largemouth bass at Tupelo Pond in Big Creek Park and Largemouth bass at Lode Pond in Swine Creek Reservation. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of bluegill

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Bluegill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bluegill. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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