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redear sunfish

[red-eer] /ˈrɛdˌɪər/
noun
1.
a freshwater sunfish, Lepomis microlophos, of the lower Mississippi valley and southeastern states, having the gill cover margined with scarlet.
Also called redear shellcracker.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; red1 + ear1
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