Sculpin Scul"pin, n. [Written also skulpin.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of numerous species of marine cottoid fishes of the genus {Cottus}, or {Acanthocottus}, having a large head armed with several sharp spines, and a broad mouth. They are generally mottled with yellow, brown, and black. Several species are found on the Atlantic coasts of Europe and America. (b) A large cottoid market fish of California ({Scorp[ae]nichthys marmoratus}); -- called also {bighead}, {cabezon}, {scorpion}, {salpa}. (c) The dragonet, or yellow sculpin, of Europe ({Callionymus lyra}). [1913 Webster]

Note: The name is also applied to other related California species. [1913 Webster]

{Deep-water sculpin}, the sea raven. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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