fish-ear
an incorrect or slang term for the gills

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish ear — an incorrect or slang term for the gills …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… …   Universalium

  • ear, human — ▪ anatomy Introduction       organ of hearing and equilibrium that detects and analyzes noises by transduction (or the conversion of sound waves into electrochemical impulses) and maintains the sense of balance (equilibrium).  The human ear, like …   Universalium

  • fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with …   Universalium

  • Ear — The ear is the sense organ that detects sounds. The vertebrate ear shows a common biology from fish to humans, with variations in structure according to order and species. It not only acts as a receiver for sound, but plays a major role in the… …   Wikipedia

  • ear fish — /ˈɪə fɪʃ/ (say ear fish) noun (plural ear fish or ear fishes) → abalone. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • ear — I. noun Etymology: Middle English ere, from Old English ēare; akin to Old High German ōra ear, Latin auris, Greek ous Date: before 12th century 1. a. the characteristic vertebrate organ of hearing and equilibrium consisting in the typical mammal… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fish — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I v. angle; pull out, dredge; solicit; search. See pursuit, desire, fish, food. II Aquatic vertebrate animal Nouns 1. fish, denizen of the deep, Pisces; anadromous, freshwater or saltwater fish, tropical …   English dictionary for students

  • Ear trumpet — Trumpet Trump et, n. [F. trompette, dim. of trompe. See {Trump} a trumpet.] 1. (Mus.) A wind instrument of great antiquity, much used in war and military exercises, and of great value in the orchestra. In consists of a long metallic tube, curved… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fish owl — ▪ bird also called  Fishing Owl,         any of several species of owls of the family Strigidae (order Strigiformes). They live near water and eat fish as well as small mammals and birds. The several Asian species are of the genus Ketupa; the… …   Universalium

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