Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A gurnard, Trigla cuculus, found in European seas.
  • noun A Cornish name of the striped wrasse.
  • noun An English name of the boar-fish.

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Examples

  • Fishes can produce no voice, for they have no lungs, nor windpipe and pharynx; but they emit certain inarticulate sounds and squeaks, which is what is called their ‘voice’, as the lyra or gurnard, and the sciaena (for these fishes make a grunting kind of noise) and the caprus or boar-fish in the river Achelous, and the chalcis and the cuckoo-fish; for the chalcis makes a sort piping sound, and the cuckoo-fish makes a sound greatly like the cry of the cuckoo, and is nicknamed from the circumstance.

    The History of Animals

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