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Definition 1: small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for sunfish in the sense of this definition

(sunfish is a kind of ...) any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes

(... is a kind of sunfish ) small sunfishes of central United States rivers

(... is a kind of sunfish ) any of various usually edible freshwater percoid fishes having compressed bodies and shiny scales; especially (but not exclusively) of the genus Lepomis

(... is a kind of sunfish ) small brilliantly colored North American sunfish

(... is a kind of sunfish ) game and food fish of upper Mississippi and Great Lakes

(... is a kind of sunfish ) widely distributed and highly prized American freshwater game fishes (sunfish family)

(sunfish is a part of ...) the lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae

(... is a member of sunfish) sunfish family

Definition 2: among the largest bony fish; pelagic fish having an oval compressed body with high dorsal and anal fins and caudal fin reduced to a rudder-like lobe; worldwide in warm waters - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for sunfish in the sense of this definition

(sunfish is a kind of ...) tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines

(... is a kind of sunfish ) caudal fin has a central projection

(... is a member of sunfish) type genus of the Molidae

Definition 3: the lean flesh of any of numerous American perch-like fishes of the family Centrarchidae - [noun denoting food]

(sunfish is a kind of ...) flesh of fish from fresh water used as food

(... is a kind of sunfish ) small sunfishes of the genus Pomoxis of central United States rivers

(... is part of sunfish) small carnivorous freshwater percoid fishes of North America usually having a laterally compressed body and metallic luster: crappies; black bass; bluegills; pumpkinseed

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