centrarchid
centrarchid centrarchid n. any of a group of small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed.

Syn: sunfish. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • centrarchid — cen·trar·chid …   English syllables

  • centrarchid — noun small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed • Syn: ↑sunfish • Hypernyms: ↑percoid fish, ↑percoid, ↑percoidean •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ambloplites rupestris — Goggle eye Gog gle eye , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of two or more species of American fresh water fishes of the family {Centrarchid[ae]}, esp. {Ch[ae]nobryttus antistius}, of Lake Michigan and adjacent waters, and {Ambloplites rupestris}, of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Chaenobryttus antistius — Goggle eye Gog gle eye , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of two or more species of American fresh water fishes of the family {Centrarchid[ae]}, esp. {Ch[ae]nobryttus antistius}, of Lake Michigan and adjacent waters, and {Ambloplites rupestris}, of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goggle-eye — Gog gle eye , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of two or more species of American fresh water fishes of the family {Centrarchid[ae]}, esp. {Ch[ae]nobryttus antistius}, of Lake Michigan and adjacent waters, and {Ambloplites rupestris}, of the Great Lakes and …   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

  • Perciformes — Per ci*for mes, n. pl. [NL.] (Zo[ o]l.) An extensive tribe or suborder of fishes, including the true perches ({Percid[ae]}); the pondfishes ({Centrarchid[ae]}); the sci[ae]noids ({Sci[ae]nid[ae]}); the sparoids ({Sparid[ae]}); the serranoids… …   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

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