convictfish
convictfish convictfish n. a type of greenling ({Oxylebius pictus}) with a whitish body marked with black bands.

Syn: painted greenling, {Oxylebius pictus}. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • convictfish — /kon vikt fish /, n., pl. convictfishes, (esp. collectively) convictfish. See painted greenling. [CONVICT + FISH, so called from the fancied resemblance of its stripes to a convict s uniform] * * * …   Universalium

  • convictfish — noun greenling with whitish body marked with black bands • Syn: ↑painted greenling, ↑convict fish, ↑Oxylebius pictus • Hypernyms: ↑greenling • Member Holonyms: ↑Oxylebius, ↑g …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oxylebius pictus — convictfish convictfish n. a type of greenling ({Oxylebius pictus}) with a whitish body marked with black bands. Syn: painted greenling, {Oxylebius pictus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oxylebius pictus — convictfish convictfish n. a type of greenling ({Oxylebius pictus}) with a whitish body marked with black bands. Syn: painted greenling, {Oxylebius pictus}. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • painted greenling — noun greenling with whitish body marked with black bands • Syn: ↑convict fish, ↑convictfish, ↑Oxylebius pictus • Hypernyms: ↑greenling • Member Holonyms: ↑Oxylebius, ↑genus Oxylebi …   Useful english dictionary

  • painted greenling — a greenling, Oxylebius pictus, inhabiting the Pacific coastal waters of North America, having a whitish body marked with black bands. Also called convictfish. * * * …   Universalium

  • convict fish — noun greenling with whitish body marked with black bands • Syn: ↑painted greenling, ↑convictfish, ↑Oxylebius pictus • Hypernyms: ↑greenling • Member Holonyms: ↑Oxylebius, ↑gen …   Useful english dictionary

  • genus Oxylebius — noun a genus of Hexagrammidae • Syn: ↑Oxylebius • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Hexagrammidae, ↑family Hexagrammidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • greenling — noun food fish of the northern Pacific • Hypernyms: ↑scorpaenoid, ↑scorpaenoid fish • Hyponyms: ↑kelp greenling, ↑Hexagrammos decagrammus, ↑painted greenling, ↑convict fish, ↑convictfish, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Oxylebius — noun a genus of Hexagrammidae • Syn: ↑genus Oxylebius • Hypernyms: ↑fish genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Hexagrammidae, ↑family Hexagrammidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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