nounpl. sunfish sunfish or sun·fish·es
- Any of various North American freshwater fishes of the family Centrarchidae, having laterally compressed, often brightly colored bodies and including the crappies, black bass, bluegill, and pumpkinseed.
- Any of several large marine fishes of the family Molidae, especially the ocean sunfish.
Origin of sunfishFrom the roundish bodies and bright colors of many sunfish species.
(plural sunfish or sunfishes)
- Any of various small freshwater fishes of the family Centrarchidae, often with iridescent colours and having a laterally compressed body.
- Any of various large marine fishes of the family Molidae that have an oval compressed body.
Variant of sunfish