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Definition of sunfish

sunfish
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.
Sunfish
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.
sunfish
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. 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.

Meaning of sunfish from wikipedia

- Sunfish or sun-fish may refer to: Centrarchidae, or sunfishes, a family of freshwater fish Lepomis, the genus of true sunfish Molidae, the family of ocean...
- The ocean sunfish or common mola (Mola mola) is one of the two heaviest known bony fish in the world, the other being the southern sunfish (Mola alexandrini)...
- The Sunfish is a personal-size, beach-launched sailing dinghy. It features a very flat, boardlike hull carrying a lateen sail ("Oceanic lateen") mounted...
- common sunfish, punkie, sunfish, sunny, and kivver, is a small/medium-sized North American freshwater fish of the genus Lepomis (true sunfishes), from...
- The green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. A panfish po****r with...
- The southern sunfish (Mola alexandrini), also known as the Ramsay's sunfish, southern ocean sunfish, short sunfish or bump-head sunfish in many parts of...
- redear sunfish (Lepomis microlophus), also known as the s****cracker, Georgia bream, cherry gill, chinquapin, improved bream, rouge ear sunfish and sun...
- The redbreast sunfish (Lepomis auritus) is a species of freshwater fish in the sunfish family (family Centrarchidae) of order Perciformes. The type species...
- Centrarchidae, better known as sunfishes, is a family of freshwater ray-finned fish belonging to the order Perciformes (formerly belonging to the deprecated...
- It is the type species of the genus Lepomis (true sunfish), from the family Centrarchidae (sunfishes, ****pies and black b****es) in the order Perciformes...