Bluegill and Sunfish

Bluegill

The Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) is a species of freshwater fish sometimes referred to as bream, brim, or copper nose.

bluegill n : important edible sunfish of eastern and central United States [syn: {Lepomis macrochirus}]

Sunfish

Sunfish or sun-fish may refer to:

sunfish n 1: the lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae 2: among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters [syn: {ocean sunfish}, {mola}, {headfish}] 3: small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed [syn: {centrarchid}] [also: {sunfishes} (pl)]

Sunfish \Sun"fish`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A very large oceanic plectognath fish ({Mola mola}, {Mola rotunda}, or {Orthagoriscus mola}) having a broad body and a truncated tail. (b) Any one of numerous species of perch-like North American fresh-water fishes of the family {Centrachid[ae]}. They have a broad, compressed body, and strong dorsal spines. Among the common species of the Eastern United States are {Lepomis gibbosus} (called also {bream}, {pondfish}, {pumpkin seed}, and {sunny}), the blue sunfish, or dollardee ({L. pallidus}), and the long-eared sunfish ({L. auritus}). Several of the species are called also {pondfish}. (c) The moonfish, or bluntnosed shiner. (d) The opah. (e) The basking, or liver, shark. (f) Any large jellyfish. [1913 Webster]

Moonfish \Moon"fish`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) (a) An American marine fish ({Vomer setipennis}); -- called also {bluntnosed shiner}, {horsefish}, and {sunfish}. (b) A broad, thin, silvery marine fish ({Selene vomer}); -- called also {lookdown}, and {silver moonfish}. (c) The mola. See {Sunfish}, 1. [1913 Webster]

Pondfish \Pond"fish`\, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of American fresh-water fishes belonging to the family {Centrarchid[ae]}; -- called also {pond perch}, and {sunfish}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pondfish of New England ({Lepomis gibbosus}) is called also {bream}, {pumpkin seed}, and {sunny}. See {Sunfish}. The long-eared pondfish ({Lepomis auritus}) of the Eastern United States is distinguished by its very long opercular flap. [1913 Webster]

Sunfish, KY Zip code(s): 42284

Data Sources:

  • bluegill: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • sunfish: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • sunfish: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sunfish: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sunfish: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • sunfish: U.S. Gazetteer (1990)

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