from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the European blue-striped wrasse (Labrus variegatus); -- so called on account of its brilliant colors. Called also cook wrasse and cook.


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  • Any of various fishes with brilliant colours or markings, including the wrasse (cuckoofish), Labrus mixtus, and the peacock bass, Cichla ocellaris; (also) any of various fishes with conspicuous fan-shaped fins or tails, including the guppy, Poecilia reticulata, and tropical fishes of the genus Pterois (family Scorpaenidae).

    August 9, 2008