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

Sunfish

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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 habitat attracts geese, shorebirds and waterfowl, and also helps support turtles, small bass and redear sunfish. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "How to enjoy Palo Alto’s Foothills Park, which is finally opening to the public," 12 Nov. 2020 On Monday, after police received numerous calls about the sunfish in Broad Cove, the Wareham Department of Natural Resources posted on Facebook asking residents to stop reporting it. Ann W. Schmidt, Fox News, "People call 911 about giant sunfish in Massachusetts, officials ask them to stop," 17 Oct. 2020 One rod can be rigged for bass while the other can be rigged for sunfish. Kirk Sides, Houston Chronicle, "Video: Big bass await summer anglers at Bay Area fishing spots," 13 July 2020 Catching big scrappy bluegills and sunfish is a special treat ushered in by warmer temperatures and longer days. Steve Ryan, Outdoor Life, "10 Tips for Catching Giant Bluegills This Summer," 2 July 2020 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 Anglers have been catching bass, sunfish and northerns and, in the evening hours, some walleyes. Star Tribune, "Minnesota fishing report," 3 Sep. 2020 Boronda Lake has small bass, catfish, bluegill and sunfish. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Foothills Park, once off-limits to wider public, will soon open for hiking and other outdoor splendor," 18 Aug. 2020 Bait fishing with live sunfish that sit on the bottom is very effective for this. Kirk Sides, Houston Chronicle, "Video: Big bass await summer anglers at Bay Area fishing spots," 13 July 2020

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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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19 Nov 2020

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“Sunfish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sunfish. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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sunfish

noun
How to pronounce Sunfish (audio)

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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