from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various fishes of the family Cyclopteridae, especially Cyclopterus lumpus of North Atlantic waters, having pelvic fins united to form a suction disk and a body bearing prominent tubercles.
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- n. lumpsucker
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large, thick, clumsy, marine fish (Cyclopterus lumpus) of Europe and America. The color is usually translucent sea green, sometimes purplish. It has a dorsal row of spiny tubercles, and three rows on each side, but has no scales. The ventral fins unite and form a ventral sucker for adhesion to stones and seaweeds. Called also lumpsucker, cock-paddle, sea owl.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An acanthopterygian fish, Cyclopterus lumpus, of the family Cyclopteridæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar
Obsolete lump (perhaps from Dutch lomp, blenny, loach, from Middle Dutch lompe, cod) + fish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)