from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See sculpin.
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- n. A European sculpin, Cottus scorpius, having the head armed with short spines.
- n. The eurypteroid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A European sculpin (Cottus scorpius) having the head armed with short spines.
- The scorpene.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spines
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Beware of the stone fish (SYNANCEIA HORRIDA), the death adder of the sea, called also the sea-devil, because of its malice; the warty ghoul because, perhaps, of its repulsiveness; the lion fish, because of its habit of lurking in secret places; the sea scorpion for its venom; and by the blacks “Mee-hee.”