green sunfish


Definition of green sunfish

: a sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) of the Great Lakes region and southwestward to the Rio Grande that is largely greenish above with a blue spot on many of the scales

Examples of green sunfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sunfish were all green sunfish, which is a more aggressive species that has a tendency to make its way into all sorts of water bodies. Brian Lisik,, 9 July 2019 My first cast produced a green sunfish — a relatively rare catch in Idaho. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, 2 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of green sunfish

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Green sunfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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