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[bloo-gil] /ˈbluˌgɪl/
a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus, of the Mississippi River valley, used for food.
Origin of bluegill
1880-85, Americanism; blue + gill1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for bluegill
  • bluegill and crappie are fairly common throughout the area, and will fall for live night crawlers and small jigs.
  • Fisherman enjoy the abundance of yellow perch, bluegill and pan fish.
  • No license is required for guests who wish to fish catfish and bluegill from the property's lake.
  • bluegill, in contrast, are common but typically below average in size.
  • In ponds and lakes, bluegill spawn in such shallow areas that anglers can easily see their whitish hubcap-sized nests.
  • Flathead catfish respond best to live baits such as bluegill, bullhead or green sunfish.
  • The bluegill population was also composed mainly of smaller fish than was observed in previous samples.
  • When cercariae are mature, they leave the snails and swim in the water until they find a fish such as a bluegill or other panfish.
British Dictionary definitions for bluegill


a common North American freshwater sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus: an important food and game fish
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