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

  • n. Any of various marine fishes of the family Triglidae, having a bony head and extremely long pectoral fins with fingerlike rays that are used as feelers over the sea bottom, especially a gurnard of the genus Prionotus noted for its ability to produce sounds with its air bladder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The red-breasted merganser, or sheldrake.
  • See under robin, and Illustration in Appendix.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fish of the family Triglid├Ž.
  • n. The red-breasted merganser, Mergus serrator.

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

  • n. American gurnard; mostly found in bays and estuaries
  • n. American gurnard; mostly found in bays and estuaries


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