Sunfish definition

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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.
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Any of several large marine fishes of the family Molidae, especially the ocean sunfish.
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Any of a large family (Centrarchidae) of North American, percoid, freshwater fishes, including the bluegill and black bass.
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Any of various small freshwater fishes of the family Centrarchidae, often with iridescent colours and having a laterally compressed body.
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Any of various large marine fishes of the family Molidae that have an oval compressed body.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sunfish
Plural:
sunfishes

Origin of sunfish

  • From the roundish bodies and bright colors of many sunfish species

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • sun +"Ž fish

    From Wiktionary