noun Date: 14th century 1. a little dragon 2. any of a family (Callionymidae) of small often brightly colored scaleless marine fishes; especially a European fish (Callionymus lyra) sometimes used as food

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  • dragonet — dragonét s. m., pl. dragonéţi Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  DRAGONÉT s. m. peşte marin frumos, cu capul turtit şi ochii ieşiţi în afară, în Strâmtoarea Mânecii şi în Atlantic. (< fr. dragonnet) Trimis de raduborza …   Dicționar Român

  • Dragonet — Drag on*et, n. 1. A little dragon. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A small British marine fish ({Callionymuslyra}); called also {yellow sculpin}, {fox}, and {gowdie}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dragonet — [drag′ə nit, drag΄ə net′] n. [ME < OFr, dim. of DRAGON] 1. a small dragon 2. any of a percoid family (Callionymidae) of small, brightly colored, scaleless, tropical reef fishes …   English World dictionary

  • Dragonet — For the fictional dragonet of Pern, see fire lizard. Dragonets Ocellated dragonet, Synchiropus ocellatus Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • dragonet — /drag euh net , drag euh nit/, n. any fish of the genus Callionymus, the species of which are small and usually brightly colored. [1300 50; ME < MF; see DRAGON, ET] * * * ▪ fish       any of about 40 species of marine fishes constituting the… …   Universalium

  • dragonet — noun a) A small dragon. in his wombe might lurke some hidden nest / Of many Dragonets, his fruitfull seed [...]. b) Any of the small perciform marine fish of the family Callionymidae. Found mainly in the tropical waters of the western Indo… …   Wiktionary

  • dragonet — sb. == a small dragon. Alys. 602 …   Oldest English Words

  • dragonet — n. brightly colored fish with a flat head; little dragon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dragonet — [ drag(ə)nɪt] noun a small marine fish of which the male is brightly coloured. [Callionymus lyra and other species.] Origin ME (denoting a small dragon): from OFr., dimin. of dragon dragon …   English new terms dictionary

  • dragonet — drag·on·et …   English syllables

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