n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of American fresh-water fishes belonging to the family Centrarchidæ; - called also pond perch, and sunfish.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Davis and A.Wiebe, Experiments in the Culture of the Black Bass and Other Pondfish (DC: GPO, 1930), pp.
Wilson CB: Water beetles in relation to pondfish culture, with life histories of those found in fishponds at Fairport, Iowa.