redear shell-cracker

redear sunfish

[red-eer]
noun
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:
1945–50; red1 + ear1

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