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Definition of redear

: a common sunfish (Lepomis microlophus) of the southern and eastern U.S. that resembles the bluegill but has the back part of the operculum bright orange red and that feeds especially on snails

called also shellcracker

Examples of redear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fishing for bass, bluegills and redear sunfish — also known as the chinquapin in Cajun country — was a bit slow in the wake of recent deluges that raised the water in the miles of canals a foot or so. John Goodspeed, San Antonio Express-News, 24 June 2021 The redear gets its name from the colorful edges on its ear flaps. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 22 May 2021 What gives with all the super-sized redear sunfish at Havasu? Matt Williams, Dallas News, 22 May 2021 There are bluegill, yellow perch, channel catfish, hybrid bluegill, redear shellcrackers, fathead minnows, white amur and koi. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2021 Included are largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill/sunfish, minnows, redear sunfish, white amurs and yellow perch. Joan Rusek, cleveland, 5 Jan. 2021 The habitat attracts geese, shorebirds and waterfowl, and also helps support turtles, small bass and redear sunfish. Tom Stienstra,, 12 Nov. 2020 Trophy bluegills and redear sunfish enjoy crayfish as part of their diet. Steve Ryan, Outdoor Life, 2 July 2020 Captain Debbie Hanson, owner of Shefishes2 in southwest Florida, is a full-time guide specializing in largemouth bass, peacock bass, and redear sunfish. Tom Keer, Field & Stream, 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of redear

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jul 2021

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“Redear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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