bluegill

[ bloo-gil ]
/ ˈbluˌgɪl /
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noun

a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus, of the Mississippi River valley, used for food.

Nearby words

  1. bluefield,
  2. bluefields,
  3. bluefin,
  4. bluefin tuna,
  5. bluefish,
  6. bluegrass,
  7. bluegrass region,
  8. bluegrass state,
  9. bluehead,
  10. blueing

Origin of bluegill

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; blue + gill1

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British Dictionary definitions for bluegill

bluegill

/ (ˈbluːˌɡɪl) /

noun

a common North American freshwater sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus : an important food and game fish
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