bluegill

[ bloo-gil ]
/ ˈbluˌgɪl /

noun

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

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?

Origin of bluegill

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; blue + gill1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for bluegill

British Dictionary definitions for bluegill

bluegill
/ (ˈbluːˌɡɪl) /

noun

a common North American freshwater sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus : an important food and game fish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012