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 .
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
any of numerous diurnal insects of the order Lepidoptera, characterized by clubbed antennae, a slender body, and large, broad, often conspicuously marked wings. a person who flits aimlessly from one interest or group to another: a social butterfly. butterflies, (used with a plural verb) Informal. a queasy feeling, as from nervousness, excitement, etc. a racing […]
a conical net of fine mesh held open by a round rim to which a long handle is attached, used for collecting butterflies and other insects. Historical Examples Kisington Town Abbie Farwell Brown ‘That Very Mab’ May Kendall and Andrew Lang Rosinante to the Road Again John Dos Passos Soldier Stories Rudyard Kipling ‘That Very […]
any tropical marine fish of the family Chaetodontidae, having large, broad fins or brilliant coloration, or both. flying gurnard. a blenny, Blennius ocellaris, of Europe. noun any small tropical marine percoid fish of the genera Chaetodon, Chelmon, etc, that has a deep flattened brightly coloured or strikingly marked body and brushlike teeth: family Chaetodontidae See […]
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