sunfish

noun sun·fish \ ˈsən-ˌfish \
Updated on: 11 Apr 2018

Definition of sunfish

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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1629


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SUNFISH Defined for English Language Learners

sunfish

Definition of sunfish for English Language Learners

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


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sunfish

noun sun·fish \ ˈsən-ˌfish \

Definition of sunfish for Students

plural sunfish or sunfishes
: a small and brightly colored North American freshwater fish related to the perch

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