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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Either of two edible North American sunfishes, the black crappie or the white crappie.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sunfish, Pomoxys annularis, of the family Centrarchidæ, found in the Mississippi.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A kind of fresh-water bass of the genus Pomoxys, found in the rivers of the Southern United States and Mississippi valley. There are several species.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A member of either of two species of North American sunfish of the genus Pomoxis. Both are silvery-white with black speckles, and prized as gamefish.

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

  • noun small sunfishes of central United States rivers
  • noun small sunfishes of the genus Pomoxis of central United States rivers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Canadian French crapet.]

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From French crapet-soleil ("sunfish")

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