Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small blennioid fish of the genus Salarias, of an oblong or elongate form, with a smooth skin and two or three thick rays in the ventral fins: so called because it comes out on the shore and is capable of leaping considerable distances. The name is specifically applied to S. tridactylus of Ceylon.

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  • I walked past more leaping-fish signs; the sound of the creek, water burbling over smooth rocks, was a cool, peaceful sound.

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