redear

noun red·ear \ ˈred-ˌir \
|Updated on: 17 Jul 2018

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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circa 1948

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