Sunfish

/ˈsʌnfɪʃ/

Origin

First recorded in 1620–30; sun + fish (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Sunfish

Sunfish

noun

  1. the ocean sunfish, Mola mola.
  2. any of various other fishes of the family Molidae.
  3. any of several small, brightly colored, spiny-rayed freshwater fishes of the genus Lepomis, of North America, having a deep, compressed body.
  4. any large plectognath fish of the family Molidae, of temperate and tropical seas, esp Mola mola, which has a large rounded compressed body, long pointed dorsal and anal fins, and a fringelike tail fin
  5. any of various small predatory North American freshwater percoid fishes of the family Centrarchidae, typically having a compressed brightly coloured body

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Sunfish

noun

  1. A large deep-bodied marine fish of warm seas, with tall dorsal and anal fins near the rear of the body and a very short tail.
  2. A nest-building freshwater fish that is native to North America and popular in aquaria, e.g. the pumpkinseed.

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Sunfish

noun

  1. : ocean sunfish
  2. : any of numerous North American freshwater bony fishes (family Centrarchidae, especially genus Lepomis) usually with a deep compressed body and metallic luster

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Sunfish

trademark

  1. —used for a small light sailboat that has one sail

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Example sentences for Sunfish

  1. Sunfish scrambled with his feet for secure footing, found it and waded up to the front door.
  2. Beside the signature was the familiar Sunfish which is Sahwah's symbol.
  3. Sunfish had carried him safely out of the stampede and he had no fear of him now.
  4. Thurston kept close behind, mindful of Park's command to give Sunfish his head.
  5. Ten minutes passed, but, save for the inquiring nibble of a sunfish or similar small fry, he found no encouragement.

Related words & Synonyms

yacht, skiff, craft, vessel, ship, catamaran, schooner, sloop, cutter, clipper, galley, yawl, jack, bark, brig, windjammer, ketch, brigantine, pinnace, dory

Nearby words

sundrops , sundry , sundry shop , sundsvall , sunfast , sunflower , sunflower state , sung , sung mass , sungari

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