from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The European river lamprey, Lampetra fluviatilis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The river lamprey (Ammocœtes fluviatilis syn. Lampetra fluviatilis).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The river-lamprey, Petromyzon fluviatilis.


From Middle English laumproun, adopted from Old French lampreon, diminutive of lampreie ("lamprey"). (Wiktionary)


  • Our streams, which are small, and rise only at the end of the village, yield nothing but the bull's head or miller's thumb (_gobius fluviatilis capitatus_), the trout (_trutta fluviatilis_), the eel (_anguilla_), the lampern (_lampoetra parva et fluviatilis_), and the stickleback

    The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 1


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