from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several small freshwater sculpins of the genus Cottus, especially C. gobio, found in Europe and North America and having a large spiny head and spiny fins.
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- n. European bullhead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and long-tailed tit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish, Cottus gobio, of the family Cottidæ.
- n. Any fresh-water sculpin of the genus Uranidea; one of the little star-gazers, of which there are several species, as U. richardsoni.
- n. The bib (a fish), Gadus luscus.
- n. The golden-crested wren, Regulus cristatus; the thumb-bird.
- n. The willow-warbler, Phylloscopus trochilus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small freshwater sculpin of Europe and North America
From its stocky, thumblike shape (the phrase miller's thumb was originally a folk expression referring to millers who gave short weight by tipping the scales with their thumbs).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)