shellcracker
noun Date: circa 1889 redear

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • redear sunfish — /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] * * * …   Universalium

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