Definition of pumpkinseed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpəm(p)kənˌsēd/

noun (plural same or pumpkinseeds)

A small, edible, brightly colored freshwater fish of the sunfish family, native to North America. It is popular in aquariums and has been introduced into many European waters.
  • Lepomis gibbosus, family Centrarchidae
Example sentences
  • Panfish comprise the black crappie, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed, rock bass, white crappie, and yellow perch.
  • In the pumpkinseed sunfish, parental care is provided exclusively by males, but some males parasitize others by sneaking fertilizations.
  • The pumpkinseed sunfish, Lepomis gibbosus, was used in New Hampshire experiments and the spotted sunfish, Lepomis punctatus in the Florida experiments.
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