from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small whales, porpoises, or similar aquatic mammals, especially a whale of the genus Mesoplodon, having a pointed snout.
- n. Any of various marine fishes of the family Ostraciidae, especially Lactophrys quadricornis of warm Atlantic waters, having hornlike spines over each eye.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various types of boxfish.
- n. The grampus.
- n. A California dolphin (Tursiops gillii).
- n. A marine plectognath fish (Ostracoin quadricorne and allied species), having two projections, like horns, in front; the cuckold, coffer fish, or trunkfish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The grampus.
- n. A California dolphin (Tursiops Gillii).
- n. A marine plectognath fish (Ostracoin quadricorne, and allied species), having two projections, like horns, in front; -- called also cuckold, coffer fish, trunkfish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of various fishes and other marine animals. A sea-cow or sirenian.
- n. A dolphin or porpoise. The Tursiops gilli, a porpoise of the family Delphinidæ, of the western coast of the United States. The grampus, Globicephalus melas.
- n. An ostraciontoid fish, Ostracion quadricorne, with strong antrorse supraocular spines, like horns, common in tropical Atlantic waters, and occasionally found along the southern coast of the United States. Also called cuckold.
- n. A local name in Orkney of sundry oval bivalve shell-fish, as clams.
- n. A name applied in New England to the grampus, Grampus griseus.
- n. A name applied in Demerara to the manatee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. trunkfish having hornlike spines over the eyes
cow + fish (Wiktionary)