lumpsucker
Lumpfish Lump"fish`, n. [From {Lump}, on account of its bulkiness: cf. G. & D. lump, F. lompe.] (Zo["o]l.) A large, thick, clumsy, marine fish ({Cyclopterus lumpus}) of Europe and America. The color is usually translucent sea green, sometimes purplish. It has a dorsal row of spiny tubercles, and three rows on each side, but has no scales. The ventral fins unite and form a ventral sucker for adhesion to stones and seaweeds. Called also {lumpsucker}, {cock-paddle}, {sea owl}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lumpsucker — Lump suck er, n. (Zo[ o]l.) The lumpfish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lumpsucker — Lumpsuckers Smooth lumpsucker, Aptocyclus ventricosus, inflated in a defensive response. Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • lumpsucker — ▪ fish also called  lumpfish   any of certain marine fish of the family Cyclopteridae (order Scorpaeniformes), found in cold northern waters. Lumpsuckers are thickset, short bodied, scaleless fish with skins that are either smooth or studded with …   Universalium

  • lumpsucker — /ˈlʌmpsʌkə/ (say lumpsukuh) noun (plural lumpsucker or lumpsuckers) a clumsy looking fish, Cyclopterus lumpus, with a high, ridged back, of the North Atlantic Ocean. Also, lumpfish. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • lumpsucker — jūrų rupūžė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cyclopterus lumpus angl. bean; cock paddle; henfish; lumpfish; lumpsucker; sea hen rus. пинагор; рыба воробей ryšiai: platesnis terminas – jūrų rupūžės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • lumpsucker — noun Any of the scorpaeniform fish in the Cyclopteridae family, with adhesive pelvic discs. Syn: lump, lumpfish …   Wiktionary

  • lumpsucker — n. any of the lumpfishes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lumpsucker — noun a globular northern coastal fish with a ventral sucker and spiny fins. [Family Cyclopteridae: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • lumpsucker — n. = LUMPFISH …   Useful english dictionary

  • smooth lumpsucker — švelnioji varliažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Aptocyclus ventricosus angl. smooth lumpsucker rus. аптоцикл; гладкая рыба лягушка ryšiai: platesnis terminas – švelniosios varliažuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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