Pondfish
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}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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  • pondfish — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pondfish — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pondfish — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: pond (I) + fish : any of many small American freshwater sunfishes (family Centrarchidae) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bream — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pondfish of New England ({Lepomis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepomis auritus — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pondfish of New England ({Lepomis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lepomis gibbosus — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pondfish of New England ({Lepomis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pond perch — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pondfish of New England ({Lepomis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pumpkin seed — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pondfish of New England ({Lepomis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pondfish of New England ({Lepomis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sunny — 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}. [1913 Webster] Note: The common pondfish of New England ({Lepomis… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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