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

  • n. Any of numerous usually small spiny-finned fishes of the family Gobiidae, having the pelvic fins united to form a suction disk.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of various small fish from the large family Gobiidae, in which the pelvic fins are fused to form a disc-shaped sucker.
  • n. A gudgeon, such as Gobio gobio.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of several species of small marine fishes of the genus Gobius and allied genera.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the genus Gobius or family Gobiidæ; a gobiid.

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

  • n. small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker


Latin gōbius, gudgeon, from Greek kōbios.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin gobius ("gudgeon"), from Ancient Greek κωβιός (kōbios) (Wiktionary)



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