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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous small chiefly marine bottom-feeding fishes of the suborder Blennioidei, having elongated bodies and often kept as aquarium fish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fish of the genus Blennius, of the family Blenniidœ, and especially of the subfamily Blenniinæ.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A marine fish of the genus Blennius or family Blenniidæ; -- so called from its coating of mucus. The species are numerous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various marine fishes from the suborder Blennioidei that are generally small and dwell on the sea floor.
  • noun A number of similar but unrelated fish throughout the world.

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

  • noun small usually scaleless fishes with comb-like teeth living about rocky shores; are territorial and live in holes between rocks

Etymologies

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

[Latin blennius, a kind of sea fish, from Greek blennos, slime, blenny; see mel- in Indo-European roots.]

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