Astroscopus anoplus
Stargazer Star"gaz`er (-g[=a]z`[~e]r), n. 1. One who gazes at the stars; an astrologer; sometimes, in derision or contempt, an astronomer. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of spiny-rayed marine fishes belonging to {Uranoscopus}, {Astroscopus}, and allied genera, of the family {Uranoscopid[ae]}. The common species of the Eastern United States are {Astroscopus anoplus}, and {Astroscopus guttatus}. So called from the position of the eyes, which look directly upward. [1913 Webster]


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  • Astroscopus guttatus — Stargazer Star gaz er ( g[=a]z [ e]r), n. 1. One who gazes at the stars; an astrologer; sometimes, in derision or contempt, an astronomer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of spiny rayed marine fishes belonging to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stargazer — Star gaz er ( g[=a]z [ e]r), n. 1. One who gazes at the stars; an astrologer; sometimes, in derision or contempt, an astronomer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of spiny rayed marine fishes belonging to {Uranoscopus},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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