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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various marine anglerfishes of the family Ogcocephalidae, having a retractable appendage above the mouth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several anglerfish of the family Ogcocephalidae

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The Malthe vespertilio of the Atlantic coast.
  • n. The flying gurnard of the Atlantic (Cephalacanthus spinarella).
  • n. The California batfish or sting ray (Myliobatis Californicus.)

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the family Maltheidæ (which see).
  • n. A name of the flying-fish or flying-robin, Cephalacanthus volitans.
  • n. Monodactylus argenteus, of the family Scorpididæ, a silvery fish with the body deeper than long. The name alludes to the high fins.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. bottom-dweller of warm western Atlantic coastal waters having a flattened scaleless body that crawls about on fleshy pectoral and pelvic fins

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