- a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus, of the Mississippi River valley, used for food.
Origin of bluegill
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The bluegill was, in all cases, a minor constituent in the fish fauna.
The bluegill is widely-stocked in impoundments of the area treated here.
- a common North American freshwater sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus : an important food and game fish
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