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

  • n. A large marine lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) common in the Great Lakes and parasitic to freshwater fish.

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  • n. A parasitic lamprey found in Europe and North America, Petromyzon marinus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The common lamprey.

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

  • n. large anadromous lamprey sometimes used as food; destructive of native fish fauna in the Great Lakes


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