cunner
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1602 either of two wrasses: a. a European wrasse (Crenilabrus melops) b. a wrasse (Tautogolabrus adspersus) common along the northeastern United States and adjacent Canadian coast

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  • Cunner — Cun ner (k[u^]n n[ e]r), n. [Cf. {Conner}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small edible fish of the Atlantic coast ({Ctenolabrus adspersus}); called also {chogset}, {burgall}, {blue perch}, and {bait stealer}. [Written also {conner}.] (b) A small shellfish;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cunner — [kun′ər] n. [Brit var. conner < ? CONN, in sense “directing fishing boats to herring shoals”] a small, edible, brownish blue wrasse fish (Tautogolabrus adspersus) found along the Atlantic coast of North America …   English World dictionary

  • cunner — bergall er gall (b[ e]r g[add]l), n. a small wrasse ({Tautogolabrus adspersus}), common in north Atantic coastal waters of the U. S.; also called the {cunner}. Syn: cunner. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cunner — Burgall Bur gall, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A small marine fish; also called {cunner}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cunner — kuneris statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Tautogolabrus adspersus angl. berg gilt; blue perch; cunner rus. голубой окунь; куннер ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kuneriai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • cunner — /kun euhr/, n. a small wrasse, Tautogolabrus adspersus, common in North Atlantic coastal waters of the U.S. Also called bergall. [1595 1605; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • cunner — noun A marine European fish (Crenilabrus melops); also, the related American conner …   Wiktionary

  • cunner — [ kʌnə] noun an edible greenish grey wrasse (fish) which lives along the Atlantic coast of North America. [Tautogolabrus adspersus.] Origin C17: perh. assoc. with archaic conder, denoting a lookout who alerts fishing boats to the direction taken… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cunner — n. 1. (Conch.) Limpet (Patella). 2. (Ich.) Conner, burgall, blue perch, chogset …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cunner — cun·ner …   English syllables

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