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(Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of American fresh water fishes belonging to the family Centrarchidae; called also pond perch, and sunfish.

The common pondfish of new England (Lepomis gibbosus) is called also bream, pumpkin seed, and sunny. See sunfish. The long-eared pondfish (Lepomis auritus) of the Eastern united states is distinguished by its very long opercular flap.