Definition for SUN'FISH

SUN'FISH, n. [sun and fish.]

  1. A name of the Diodon, a genus of fishes of a very singular form, appearing like the fore part of the body of a very deep fish amputated in the middle. – Dict. Nat. Hist. The sunfish is the Tetraodon mola of Linnæus. In America, it is sometimes called the pond-perch. – Cyc.
  2. The basking shark. – Cyc.

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