[lam-pree] /ˈlæm pri/
noun, plural lampreys.
any eellike marine or freshwater fish of the order Petromyzoniformes, having a circular, suctorial mouth with horny teeth for boring into the flesh of other fishes to feed on their blood.
any eel-like cyclostome vertebrate of the family Petromyzonidae, having a round sucking mouth for clinging to and feeding on the blood of other animals Also called lamper eel See also sea lamprey
c.1300 (c.1200 as a surname?), from Old French lamproie, from Medieval Latin lampreda, from Late Latin lampetra “lamprey,” of uncertain origin, usually explained as literally “lick-rock,” from Latin lambere “to lick” (see lap (v.1)) + petra “rock” (see petrous). The animals attach themselves to things with their sucker-like mouths.
[lam-prof-uh-nee] /læmˈprɒf ə ni/ noun, Phonetics. 1. loudness and clarity of voice.
[lam-pruh-fahyuh r] /ˈlæm prəˌfaɪər/ noun, Petrology. 1. any dark intrusive rock in which dark minerals occur both as phenocrysts and as groundmass. /ˈlæmprəˌfaɪə/ noun 1. any of a group of basic igneous rocks consisting of feldspathoids and ferromagnesian minerals, esp biotite: occurring as dykes and minor intrusions lamprophyre (lām’prə-fīr’) A dark igneous rock, having a […]
[lamp-sheyd] /ˈlæmpˌʃeɪd/ noun 1. a , usually translucent or opaque, for shielding the glare of a light source in a or for directing the light to a particular area.
[lamp-sheyd] /ˈlæmpˌʃeɪd/ noun 1. a , usually translucent or opaque, for shielding the glare of a light source in a or for directing the light to a particular area. n. also lampshade, 1829, from lamp + shade (n.).