from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Dactylopteridae, having greatly enlarged, winglike pectoral fins that facilitate gliding through the water.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any tropical marine fish of the family of Dactylopteridae having immense wing-like pectoral fins used to glide through the water
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a species of gurnard of the genus Cephalacanthus or Dactylopterus, with very large pectoral fins, said to be able to fly like the flying fish, but not for so great a distance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A flying-fish of the family Cephalacanthidæ or Dactylopteridæ. Also called flying-robin. See flying-fish , and cut under Dactylopterus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins
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