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panfish

[pan-fish] /ˈpænˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural panfishes (especially collectively) panfish.
1.
any small, freshwater nongame food fish, as a perch or sunfish, usually eaten pan-fried.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism; pan1 + fish
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panfish

n.

1833, American English, from pan (n.1) + fish (n.).

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