Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The river-lamprey, Petromyzon fluviatilis.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) The river lamprey (Ammocœtes fluviatilis syn. Lampetra fluviatilis).

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  • noun The European river lamprey, Lampetra fluviatilis.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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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