Origin of sunfish
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I used to love to watch the sunfish leap, they are so round and glistening and awkward.
I saw him look then as he used to in our sunfish, bent-pin days.
He talked about swordfish as carelessly as he used to talk about sunfish.
These ponds were full of sunfish, and other fish, some of which we caught.Journal of Jasper Danckaerts, 1679-1680</p>
In half an hour they caught a beautiful string of sunfish and chubs.Canoe Boys and Campfires
William Murray Graydon
- 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
- 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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Word Origin and History for sunfish
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