redear

noun
red·​ear | \ ˈred-ˌir How to pronounce redear (audio) \

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 Trophy bluegills and redear sunfish enjoy crayfish as part of their diet. Steve Ryan, Outdoor Life, "10 Tips for Catching Giant Bluegills This Summer," 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, "19 Ways to Avoid Pissing Off Your Fishing Guide," 16 June 2020 The tannic Blackwater River holds healthy redbreast populations and world-class river fishing for shellcrackers, the local term for redear sunfish—a whopper can break the 3-pound mark. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Hunting and Fishing Road Trips for Spring," 24 Feb. 2020 Sunfish such as redears and bluegills swarm to prime spawning areas, congregating in relatively small areas. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 3 June 2018 Sunfish such as redears and bluegills swarm to prime spawning areas, congregating in relatively small areas. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 3 June 2018 Sunfish such as redears and bluegills swarm to prime spawning areas, congregating in relatively small areas. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 3 June 2018 Sunfish such as redears and bluegills swarm to prime spawning areas, congregating in relatively small areas. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 3 June 2018 Sunfish such as redears and bluegills swarm to prime spawning areas, congregating in relatively small areas. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of redear

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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“Redear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redear. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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