from The Century Dictionary.
- Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Zoöl.) Belonging to the Malacopterygii.
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- adjective zoology Belonging to the Malacopterygii, an obsolete order of
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A name, on the coasts between Caen and Havre, of the fish called lançon at Granville and St. Malo, a kind of malacopterygious fish living on sandy shores and hiding in the sand at low tide.
Two new fishes were caught; both were very small; the one malacopterygious, and resembling the pike, would remain at times motionless at the bottom, or dart at its prey; the other belonged to the perches, and had an oblong compressed body, and three dark stripes perpendicular to its length; this would hover through the water, and nibble at the bait.