from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various fishes of the family Cyclopteridae, especially Cyclopterus lumpus of North Atlantic waters, having a stout knobby body with pelvic fins united to form a suction disk, and producing roe that is used for caviar.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An acanthopterygian fish, Cyclopterus lumpus, of the family Cyclopteridæ.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) A large, thick, clumsy, marine fish (Cyclopterus lumpus) of Europe and America. The color is usually translucent sea green, sometimes purplish. It has a dorsal row of spiny tubercles, and three rows on each side, but has no scales. The ventral fins unite and form a ventral sucker for adhesion to stones and seaweeds. Called also lumpsucker, cock-paddle, sea owl.

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

  • noun lumpsucker

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

  • noun clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar


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

[Obsolete lump (perhaps from Dutch lomp, burbot, eelpout, lumpfish; probably akin to Dutch lomp, sabot, wooden shoe (since the fish have a plump shape and blunt heads) and English lump) + fish.]


  • New species on the Red List include fish such as lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus), whiting


  • Nick Brandreth for The Wall Street Journal An extremely popular Brunch item at Fisk, the Lobster Tail Scramble is made up of 1/2 lobster, scrambled eggs, griled corn, a baked potato toped with black lumpfish caviar, Sour cream and Cavabutter dipping sauce.

    Fisk: Where Herring Rules

  • The $17 brunch prix fixe features variations on eggs Benedict pickled beets and feta is one, a Swedish-style rolled omelette, and an impressive plate featuring half a lobster, a corn cob, potato and black lumpfish caviar.

    Where Herring Rules

  • Throw in a teaspoon of lumpfish roe as you spread the brandade on toast.

    Nigel Slater's classic brandade

  • The fourth course (out of nine!) was a scallop and Dungeness crab salad wrapped in prosciutto with lumpfish caviar and avocado.

    Menu For Hope 6

  • On top is lumpfish caviar which is definitely more sustainable than beluga caviar, a more popular alternative.

    Menu For Hope 6

  • Photos: Fisk on the Lower East Side Nick Brandreth for The Wall Street Journal Fisk's lobster tail scramble comes with scrambled eggs, grilled corn and a baked potato topped with black lumpfish caviar.

    Where Herring Rules

  • All the different flavors played wonderfully off of each other, topped with the smooth avocado and salty lumpfish caviar.

    Menu For Hope 6

  • Lunchgoers also can request the $5 barfood appetizers, such as a quarter-pound burger, that are routinely offered later in the day, or choose from a small list of "Ferry House Favorites" such as the $15 crab margarita of lumpfish crab tossed with margarita mix and served with avocado salsa in a glass dusted with Cajun spices.

    Choices Aplenty

  • Classic canapes of: salmon caviar; lumpfish caviar; smoked salmon; smoked trout pate; venison terrine; Westphalian ham

    Archive 2005-02-01


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