Definition of Sunfish

1. Noun. The lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae.

Group relationships: Centrarchid
Generic synonyms: Freshwater Fish
Specialized synonyms: Crappie



2. Noun. 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.
Exact synonyms: Headfish, Mola, Ocean Sunfish
Generic synonyms: Plectognath, Plectognath Fish
Group relationships: Genus Mola
Specialized synonyms: Mola Lanceolata, Sharptail Mola

3. Noun. Small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed.

Definition of Sunfish

1. n. A very large oceanic plectognath fish (Mola mola, Mola rotunda, or Orthagoriscus mola) having a broad body and a truncated tail.

Definition of Sunfish

1. Noun. Any of various small freshwater fishes of the family ''Centrarchidae'', often with iridescent colours and having a laterally compressed body. ¹

2. Noun. Any of various large marine fishes of the family ''Molidae'' that have an oval compressed body. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sunfish

1. a marine fish [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sunfish

sundrenched
sundress
sundresses
sundri
sundried
sundries
sundrily
sundris
sundrops
sundry
sundry(a)
sundryman
sundrymen
sunfast
sunfilled
sunfish (current term)
sunfishes
sunflower
sunflower-seed oil
sunflower oil
sunflower seed
sunflowerlike
sunflowers
sunflowery
sung
sung along
sungar
sungars
sungazer

Literary usage of Sunfish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"THE sunfish Teacher's Story HIS little disc of gay color has won many popular ... It is called pumpkin seed, tobacco box and sunfish because of its shape, ..."

2. A Guide to the Study of Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1905)
"CHAPTER III THE DISSECTION OF THE FISH IKE Blue-green sunfish. ... Any of the bony fishes may be chosen, but for our purposes the sunfish will serve as well ..."

3. The Pet Book by Anna Botsford Comstock (1914)
"THE sunfish HE boy who pulls a gamey, fighting pumpkin seed from the water should put ... The sunfish has large and prominent eyes, the black pupil being ..."

4. The Animals and Man: An Elementary Textbook of Zoology and Human Physiology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Mary Isabel McCracken (1911)
"Some kind of sunfish can be found in the streams of any part of the United States, ... Examine a live sunfish. Note the deep, flattened trunk of the body, ..."

5. The Animals and Man: An Elementary Textbook of Zoology and Human Physiology by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Mary Isabel McCracken (1911)
"Some kind of sunfish can be found in the streams of any part of the United States, ... Examine a live sunfish. Note the deep, flattened trunk of the body, ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1862)
"... the spinal cord of the sunfish is extremely short, and terminates within the cranial cavity. The spinal canal is occupied by a large cauda equina. ..."

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