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  • n. fish that are suitable for cooking in a frying pan by virtue both of size and taste; panfish are caught primarily for eating, rather than for sport

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any of numerous small food fishes; especially those not available on the market.
  • n. Any of numerous small food fishes taken with hook and line.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the right size and quality for frying whole in a pan.
  • n. A saucepan-fish or casserole-fish; the king-crab, Limulus polyphemus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of numerous small food fishes; especially those caught with hook and line and not available on the market

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