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Definition of pumpkinseed

: a brightly colored freshwater sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus) with a reddish spot on the operculum

Examples of pumpkinseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the best public lakes for catching bluegills, crappie, pumpkinseed and other sunfish are sprinkled around the Cleveland Metroparks, and are perfect for picnics and family fishing. cleveland, "Catfish, walleye limits to be liberalized: Northeast Ohio fishing report for Thursday, July 9," 9 July 2020 Keep in mind that when, say, a purple plastic worm fails to draw strikes, a pumpkinseed worm isn't likely to turn things around. Mark Hicks, Field & Stream, "10 Ways to Catch More Largemouth Bass," 15 June 2020 But spotted sunfish, pumpkinseeds, green, and longear sunfish also are widely distributed and caught by countless anglers. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 But spotted sunfish, pumpkinseeds, green, and longear sunfish also are widely distributed and caught by countless anglers. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Beginner’s Guide to Catching Your First Fish," 11 May 2020 Ulli’s Oil Mill organic oils, each 3.4 ounces, camelina, $18; raps (rapeseed), $15; hemp, $20; chile oil, $20; Austrian pumpkinseed, $20, ullisoilmill.com. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "An Oil for That Final Finish," 9 July 2018 Anglers caught 10 non-natives: Yellow perch; black and white crappie; largemouth and smallmouth bass; pumpkinseed; bluegill; bullhead and channel catfish, and walleye. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, "Sewage spill may threaten some sturgeon fishing Thursday," 25 Oct. 2017 He’s after bluegills, bass, pumpkinseeds and walleyes. Brian E. Clark, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Blackhawk Lake Recreation Area is an angler’s and camper’s delight," 6 Oct. 2017 The crisp lentil and rice crepe, thin as newsprint but far more delicious, was stuffed with a pumpkinseed chutney and sautéed greens. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "A Dosa Lesson From a Professional," 6 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pumpkinseed

1814, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2020

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“Pumpkinseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pumpkinseed. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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