sunfish

noun
sun·fish | \ˈsən-ˌfish \

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

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Locate a prime sunfish spawning area, and fast fishing is assured. Shannon Tompkins Staff Writer, San Antonio Express-News, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 7 June 2018 Locate a prime sunfish spawning area, and fast fishing is assured. Shannon Tompkins Staff Writer, San Antonio Express-News, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 7 June 2018 Predominant fish species: Largemouth bass (good in spring, fall and winter months), Blue, channel & flathead catfish (throughout the reservoir), White bass (good from December to February), Crappie, Bluegill & redear sunfish and Alligator gar. Jerry Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "Bexar County is home to 14 community fishing lakes," 11 June 2018 June is spawning season for most of Texas’ sunfish. Shannon Tompkins Staff Writer, San Antonio Express-News, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 7 June 2018 Fishing is done at the Hunt Club Park pond where largemouth bass, sunfish, catfish, bluegill and crappie can be snagged. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Give fishing a try at annual Gurnee event," 3 July 2018 Sunday getaway to Carmel’s Point Lobos Fishing: Hennessey is one of the few public lakes in the greater Bay Area that can provide summer fishing for small bass, bluegill and sunfish. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Sunday getaway to Lake Hennessey," 24 June 2018 Locate a prime sunfish spawning area, and fast fishing is assured. Shannon Tompkins Staff Writer, San Antonio Express-News, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 7 June 2018 Locate a prime sunfish spawning area, and fast fishing is assured. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "June spawn signals peak in Texas sunfish action," 3 June 2018

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First Known Use of sunfish

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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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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 \
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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