1. bluegill

noun. important edible sunfish of eastern and central United States.


  • genus Lepomis
  • freshwater bream
  • Lepomis macrochirus
  • Lepomis


  • blue (English)
  • blewe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • gill (English)
  • gile (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Sentences with bluegill

1. Noun, singular or mass
Sunfish and bluegill can be found in shallow water near weedy cover throughout most of the year, and a live nightcrawler or red worm is usually all you need to catch them.

2. Noun, plural
Keep up to five black bass, 15 catfish, 20 crappie, 10 pike, five walleye, 25 white bass, 30 yellow perch, one tiger muskie and 20 bluegill each day.

3. Adjective
Lake Cuyamaca, a 110-acre lake, offers camping and trout, catfish and bluegill fishing in addition to hiking and mountain biking paths.