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 Found in the mouth, fins, and gills of smallmouth bass, rock bass, bluegill, salmon, trout, and other fish, gill lice look similar to Rice Krispies, and can impair growth, behavior, and even the survival of a fish. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "10 Common Parasites and Diseases Found in Game Fish (and What You Need to Know About Them)," 27 May 2020 One of my early-life favorites was shore fishing for bluegills. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Shore fishing for bluegills takes on a new shine," 23 May 2020 But my 5-year-old daughter, already a bluegill and pickerel slayer, is itching to graduate. Joe Cermele, Outdoor Life, "Fishing the Epic (and Underrated) Shad Run on the Delaware River," 30 Mar. 2020 Shellcrackers will often nest a month prior to bluegills. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "How to Fish for Trophy Panfish on a Spawning Bed," 19 Mar. 2020 Dad had taken us out bluegill fishing for my younger brother’s 5th birthday. Phillip Morris, cleveland, "Olympian Michael Phelps offers us all lessons on how to swim in the dark: Phillip Morris," 12 Apr. 2020 Beginning this year on Pools 3 to 9 the daily bag limit of bluegills, yellow perch, pumpkinseed sunfish and crappies is reduced to 15 each. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lots of new Wisconsin fishing regulations take effect April 1. Here's what you need to know.," 28 Mar. 2020 Robinson plans to offer cod, walleye, catfish, perch, bluegill and shrimp. Evan Frank, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Red Tent Cafe, a restaurant specializing in fish fries and soul food, will soon open in Dousman," 24 Mar. 2020 Those are the same reasons to go with an ultralight reel for bluegills, perch, crappies, and other panfish. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Keys to Selecting Your Next Spinning Reel," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of bluegill

1877, in the meaning defined above

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“Bluegill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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