sunfish

noun
sun·​fish | \ ˈsən-ˌfish How to pronounce sunfish (audio) \

Definition of sunfish

 (Entry 1 of 2)

2 : any of numerous North American freshwater bony fishes (family Centrarchidae, especially genus Lepomis) usually with a deep compressed body and metallic luster

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Definition of Sunfish (Entry 2 of 2)

used for a small light sailboat that has one sail

Examples of sunfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The mammoth sunfish measured 10.5 feet long and 9.5 feet wide. Noah Sheidlower, Melissa Velasquez And Justin Lear, CNN, 22 Oct. 2021 While the species Mola mola, or common sunfish, has been studied more extensively than Mola alexandrini, the latter has taken over many measurement records. Noah Sheidlower, Melissa Velasquez And Justin Lear, CNN, 22 Oct. 2021 For Piscataway Creek, a Potomac River tributary, the Maryland Department of the Environment is recommending that adults and children eat no more than one meal per month of redbreast sunfish. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 17 Oct. 2021 For Piscataway Creek, the Maryland Department of the Environment is recommending that adults and children eat no more than one meal per month of redbreast sunfish. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 Such litter threatens native dwellers like the footlong sunfish that turned on its side and reflected a rainbow of colors from the sun as Wait navigated the river. Annie Blanks, San Antonio Express-News, 20 Sep. 2021 Anglers on Lake Waconia are having success finding bass, crappies and sunfish, according to In Towne Marina in Waconia. Joel Rippel, Star Tribune, 22 July 2021 The Game and Fish mobile aquarium gives Arkansans the opportunity to see some of the state's native fish, ranging from small sunfish to giant blue catfish. Arkansas Online, 24 Aug. 2021 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

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First Known Use of sunfish

Noun

circa 1630, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sunfish was circa 1630

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20 Nov 2021

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“Sunfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunfish. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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sunfish

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sunfish

: a large fish with a round body that lives in the sea

sunfish

noun
sun·​fish | \ ˈsən-ˌfish How to pronounce sunfish (audio) \
plural sunfish or sunfishes

Kids Definition of sunfish

: a small and brightly colored North American freshwater fish related to the perch

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