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Definition of Sunfish

  • A very large oceanic plectognath fish (Mola mola Mola rotunda, or Orthagoriscus mola) having a broad body and a truncated tail.
  • Any one of numerous species of perch-like North American fresh-water fishes of the family Centrachidæ. They have a broad, compressed body, and strong dorsal spines. Among the common species of the Eastern United States are Lepomis gibbosuscalled 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.
  • The moonfish, or bluntnosed shiner.
  • The opah.
  • The basking, or liver, shark.
  • Any large jellyfish.
  • small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed
  • 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
  • the lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae

How to use sunfish in a sentence. Sunfish pronunciation.

They knew how, for their father had taught them, and soon Jan had landed a good-sized sunfish.
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Sunfish for 'em, you doggone Thunder Bird!
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He could no longer sunfish.
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Burying sunfish, hey?" Frank had been sitting below them on a narrow strip of sand, absently piling up a little mound that bore some likeness to a grave.
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Then there came in a great lazy sunfish, as big as a fat pig cut in half; and he seemed to have been cut in half too, and squeezed in a clothes-press till he was flat; but to all his big body and big fins he had only a little rabbit's mouth, no bigger than Tom's; and, when Tom questioned him, he answered in a little squeaky feeble voice: "I'm sure I don't know; I've lost my way.
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Generally they let him severely alone, knowing that to touch him would be more foolish than to mouth a sunfish or to bite a Peter-grunter.
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But hitherto his passion had been indulged under difficulties-with improvised apparatus of cut poles, and flabby pieces of string, and bent pins, which always failed to hold the biggest fish; or perhaps with borrowed tackle, dangling a fat worm in vain before the noses of the staring, supercilious sunfish that poised themselves in the clear water around the Lake house dock at Lake George; or, at best, on picnic parties across the lake, marred by the humiliating presence of nurses, and disturbed by the obstinate refusal of old Horace, the boatman, to believe that the boy could bait his own hook, but sometimes crowned with the delight of bringing home a whole basketful of yellow perch and goggle-eyes.
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My basking sunfish know it, and wheeling albatross, Where the lone wave fills with fire beneath the Southern Cross.
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They do not know at this moment whether the next turn of Fortune's reel will bring up a perch or a pickerel, a sunfish or a black bass.
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If it were an ordinary fishless little river, or even a stream with nothing better than grass-pike and sunfish in it, you should have the name and welcome.
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I liked to stand in the cool spring-house, and churn for a little while; but I liked better to look out of the window, and watch the ducks swimming in the creek, or the little shiners and sunfish darting back and forth through the clear bright water.
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A sunfish was an odd piece.
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Examples of Sunfish

Example #1
A little later Ted caught a perch which had stripes on its sides, "like a zebra," as Jan said.
Example #2
They gave him a pole and a line without any hook on it so he could not scratch himself, and then Jan and Ted sat down under a shady tree, not far from camp, to try to catch some fish.
Example #3
You'll have to ride and whip 'em, now I'm tellin' yuh, if you want to keep in sight of our dust!
Example #4
With the first loop Schwab went sick, and after that he had no wish except to die.
Example #5
He could not even buck straight with the bone-breaking energy.
Example #6
That fear as much as the labor drained his vigor.