redear
noun Date: circa 1948 a common sunfish (Lepomis microlophus) of the southern and eastern United States that resembles the bluegill but has the back part of the operculum bright orange red and that feeds especially on snails — called also shellcracker

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • redear sunfish — noun see redear * * * /red ear / a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis microlophos, of the lower Mississippi valley and southeastern states, having the gill cover margined with scarlet. Also called redear shellcracker. [1945 50; RED1 + EAR1] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • redear sunfish — red′ear sun′fish [[t]ˈrɛdˌɪər[/t]] n. ich a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis microlophus, of the lower Mississippi valley and SE states, having the gill cover margined with scarlet • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

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