from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name applied to a number of other, unrelated fishes living among the kelp, as rock-fish is applied to those living in rocky places.
  • noun A blennioid fish, Heterostichus rostratus.
  • noun A labroid fish, Platyglossus semicinctus, with 9 dorsal spines, and of a greenish-brown color with bright reflections. It is common southward along the Lower Californian coast.
  • noun Any fish of the family Ditremidæ, found on the west coast of the United States.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A small California food fish (Heterostichus rostratus), living among kelp. The name is also applied to species of the genus Platyglossus.

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

  • noun A perciform fish in the family Chironemidae, native to coastal Australia and New Zealand.


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