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 All three are plentiful throughout much of the country, but bluegill are often called bream in the South. Andrew Van Dam, Washington Post, 29 July 2022 Seasons for panfish such as bluegill and black crappie, for example, are open 365 days a year in all waters of Wisconsin. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 18 June 2022 Ohmann reminded anglers about new bluegill regulations — the Quality Sunfish Initiative — ahead of Saturday's opener. Bob Timmons, Star Tribune, 13 May 2021 Included in the sale are channel catfish, largemouth bass, triploid grass carp, hybrid bluegill, redear sunfish, golden shiner, fathead minnows and bluegill. Chicago Tribune, 15 July 2022 Officials recommend limiting consumption of bluegill to no more than once a week, and the consumption of crappies, bass and pike to no more than one meal a month. Laura Schulte, Journal Sentinel, 7 July 2022 Thinking bass, Tom was much surprised when a 10-inch plus bluegill gave a powerhouse fight and stubbornly came to hand. Jim Gronaw, Baltimore Sun, 29 May 2022 Brooks said catfish, carp, bluegill and bass are the four main species in Willow Pond, which is stocked through the Fishing in the Neighborhoods Program the state operates primarily in urban areas. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 14 June 2022 Last October, my brother Tom and I were having a slow day at one of our favorite trophy bluegill ponds where fish were just not responding to traditional bobber/jig/bait options that usually score well. Jim Gronaw, Baltimore Sun, 29 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bluegill

1877, in the meaning defined above

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4 Aug 2022

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“Bluegill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Aug. 2022.

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