Definition of bluegill in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈblo͞oɡil/


An edible North American freshwater fish of the sunfish family, with a deep body and bluish cheeks and gill covers. It is popular with anglers.
  • Lepomis macrochirus, family Centrarchidae.
Example sentences
  • Stock ponds and reservoirs with mosquito-eating fish such as green sunfish, bluegills, guppies or any surface-feeding minnow.
  • Like other sunfish, bluegill have very deep and highly compressed bodies.
  • It's safe to say that Burke Lake anglers have caught literally tons of bluegills, crappie, largemouth bass and other stocked gamefish since it opened.

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Syllabification: blue·gill

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