from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of elongate blennioid fishes inhabiting the shores of northern seas.
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- n. type genus of the Pholidae: gunnels
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The so-called pholis gives out a mucous discharge, which envelops the creature in a kind of nest.
The Blennius pholis, smooth blenny, is called by the
The Blennius pholis, smooth blenny, is called by the French baveuse (slaverer), in
The name of bava, baveuse, has misled M. Depons; he takes this reptile for a fish of our seas, the Blennius pholis.