spotted sunfish


noun

a sunfish, Lepomis punctatus, inhabiting streams from South Carolina to Florida, having the body marked with longitudinal rows of spots.

Nearby words

  1. spotted mackerel,
  2. spotted mist,
  3. spotted orchid,
  4. spotted sandpiper,
  5. spotted skunk,
  6. spotted tail,
  7. spotted wilt,
  8. spotted wintergreen,
  9. spottedly,
  10. spotter

Origin of spotted sunfish

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called stumpknocker.

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