panfish

[ pan-fish ]
/ ˈpænˌfɪʃ /

noun, plural pan·fish·es, (especially collectively) pan·fish.

any small, freshwater nongame food fish, as a perch or sunfish, usually eaten pan-fried.

Origin of panfish

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805; pan1 + fish
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