Goby
Goby Go"by, n.; pl. {Gobies}. [F. gobie, L. gobius, gobio, Gr. ? Cf. {Gudgeon}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of small marine fishes of the genus {Gobius} and allied genera. [1913 Webster]

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  • goby — [gō′bē] n. pl. gobies or goby [L gobio, gobius, gudgeon < Gr kōbios] any of a family (Gobiidae) of small, predatory, spiny finned percoid fishes of tropical and subtropical seas: the pelvic fins are united as a suction disk that clings to… …   English World dictionary

  • Goby — Surtout porté dans la Nièvre, le nom s est aussi écrit Gobie. À partir de cette dernière forme, on pourrait envisager un toponyme (= dépression où se perdent les eaux). Mais ce n est qu une hypothèse. À envisager aussi une variante de Gobin (voir …   Noms de famille

  • goby — kind of fish, 1769, from L. gobius, from Gk. gobios, name of a type of small fish, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • goby — ► NOUN (pl. gobies) ▪ a small marine fish, typically with a sucker on the underside. ORIGIN Greek k bios …   English terms dictionary

  • Goby — For other uses, see Goby (disambiguation). Gobies Microgobius gulosus Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • goby — /goh bee/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) goby, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) gobies. 1. any small marine or freshwater fish of the family Gobiidae, often having the pelvic fins united to form a suctorial disk. 2. any fish of the… …   Universalium

  • goby — /ˈgoʊbi/ (say gohbee) noun (plural goby or gobies) 1. any member of the Gobiidae, a family of marine (mainly coastal) and freshwater fishes, mostly small and having the pelvic fins united to form a suctorial disc that enables them to cling to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • goby — noun (plural gobies; also goby) Etymology: Latin gobius gudgeon, from Greek kōbios Date: 1769 any of numerous spiny finned fishes (family Gobiidae) that usually have the pelvic fins united to form a ventral sucking disk …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • goby — Reverse salutations, goodbye, see you later. To be used when departing from presence. I m going to go now, so, goby …   Dictionary of american slang

  • goby — Reverse salutations, goodbye, see you later. To be used when departing from presence. I m going to go now, so, goby …   Dictionary of american slang

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