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

  • n. A small fish (Tautogolabrus adspersus) of North American Atlantic waters that is common along the shore of the eastern United States.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A marine European fish (Crenilabrus melops); also, the related American conner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small edible fish of the Atlantic coast (Ctenolabrus adspersus); -- called also chogset, burgall, blue perch, and bait stealer.
  • n. A small shellfish; the limpet or patella.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The blue-perch, Ctenolabrus adspersus.

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

  • n. common in north Atlantic coastal waters of the United States


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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