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spotted sunfish

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of spotted sunfish1

First recorded in 1880–85

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Example Sentences

Other common species were long-eared sunfish, red shiner, yellow bullhead, orange-spotted sunfish and green sunfish.

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