a small, flattened, marine food fish, Peprilus triacanthus, of Atlantic coastal waters of the U.S., having very small scales and smooth skin.
the rock gunnel.
See under gunnel1 .
Historical Examples

Allied Cookery Grace Glergue Harrison and Gertrude Clergue

noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
an eel-like blennioid food fish, Pholis gunnellus, occurring in North Atlantic coastal regions: family Pholidae (gunnels). It has a slippery scaleless golden brown skin with a row of black spots along the base of the long dorsal fin
Also called greenbone, (Māori) marari. an edible reef fish, Coridodax pullus, of esp S New Zealand. It has a slippery purplish-grey to olive-green skin and is often found browsing on kelp


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