Definitions

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

  • noun Any of various small, often brightly colored marine fishes of the family Callionymidae, having a slender body and a flattened head with large eyes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A little or young dragon.
  • noun The English name of fishes of the genus Callionymus, family callionymidœ.
  • noun A name of the very large lizards of South America of the genus Crocodilurus (or Ada), belonging to the family Teiidœ or Ameividœ.

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

  • noun A little dragon.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A small British marine fish (Callionymuslyra); -- called also yellow sculpin, fox, and gowdie.

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

  • noun A small dragon.
  • noun Any of the small perciform marine fish of the family Callionymidae found mainly in the tropical waters of the western Indo-Pacific, the family containing approximately 186 species in 18 genera.

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

  • noun small often brightly colored scaleless marine bottom-dwellers; found in tropical and warm temperate waters of Europe and America

Etymologies

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

[Middle English, young dragon, from Old French, diminutive of dragon, dragon; see dragon.]

Examples

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  • The third dragonet, no coward, pounced on Smash with all four clawed feet extended.

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  • A gentleman with a dragonet on his shoulder posed with Lucky.

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  • With a laugh, they gave him a push toward the lumbering dragonet.

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  • That was also a good sign, that the dragonet knew whom he wanted.

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  • A gentleman with a dragonet on his shoulder posed with Lucky.

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  • Can you email me at dragonet (at) kc (dot) rr (dot) com so I can forward your email to him.'

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  • I wouldn't have won; the egg below us broke and a moist dragon head appeared, crooning piteously as the dragonet shook itself free of the shell.

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  • Lots are drawn, a young man is chosen, but the dragonet has different ideas and Laurence watches his career crumble around him.

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  • Lots are drawn, a young man is chosen, but the dragonet has different ideas and Laurence watches his career crumble around him.

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