redear

noun
red·​ear | \ˈred-ˌir \

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

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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 Lake Athens is a wonderful sunfish lake, with outstanding populations of large redears and bluegills — the two sunfish species most Texas anglers target. 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 Staff Writer, San Antonio Express-News, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 7 June 2018 That emergent vegetation often hosts an abundant of aquatic snails, a preferred forage of redears. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 3 June 2018 Outlook: Department of Conservation reports: Bluegills and redears fair on worms under a bobber; channel catfish good on nightcrawlers and cut bait. Bruce Janssen, kansascity, "Fishing report for Aug. 31," 30 Aug. 2017

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circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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