Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The river-lamprey, Petromyzon or Ammocætes fluviatilis.
- n. The butter-fish, Murænoides gunnellus: so called with reference to the presence of nine or more round black ocelli or eye-like spots along the dorsal fin.
- n. The lamprey.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The lamprey.
“He owned to having over-eaten himself once, and only once: "Nine nine-eyes (lampreys) did I eat.”
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