flying gurnard
noun Date: 1792 any of several marine fishes (family Dactylopteridae) that resemble gurnards and have large pectoral fins allowing them to glide above the water for short distances

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  • Flying gurnard — Flying Fly ing, a. [From {Fly}, v. i.] Moving in the air with, or as with, wings; moving lightly or rapidly; intended for rapid movement. [1913 Webster] {Flying army} (Mil.) a body of cavalry and infantry, kept in motion, to cover its own… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flying gurnard — n. any of an order (Dactylopteriformes) of marine bony fishes with winglike pectoral fins, capable of gliding in the air for short distances …   English World dictionary

  • flying gurnard — /flaɪɪŋ ˈgɜnəd/ (say fluying gernuhd) noun (plural flying gurnard or flying gurnards) any of several fishes of the family Dactylopteridae, as Dactylopena orientalis of eastern Australian waters, having winglike pectoral fins though apparently not …   Australian English dictionary

  • flying gurnard — europinis sparnapelekis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Dactylopterus volitans angl. boatfish; flying gurnard; flying robin rus. европейская летучка; львиная голова; средиземноморский долгопёр ryšiai …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • flying gurnard — any marine fish of the family Dactylopteridae, esp. Dactylopterus volitans, having greatly enlarged, colorful pectoral fins that enable it to glide short distances through the air. Also called butterflyfish, flying robin. [1880 85] * * * ▪ marine …   Universalium

  • flying gurnard — noun tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins • Syn: ↑flying robin, ↑butterflyfish • Hypernyms: ↑scorpaenoid, ↑scorpaenoid fish • Member Holonyms: ↑Dactylopteridae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flying gurnard — noun Any tropical marine fish of the family of Dactylopteridae having immense wing like pectoral fins used to glide through the water …   Wiktionary

  • flying gurnard — fly′ing gur′nard n. ich any marine fish of the family Dactylopteridae, esp. Dactylopterus volitans, having greatly enlarged, colorful pectoral fins that enable it to glide short distances through the air • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • flying gurnard —   Loloa u, pinao …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Oriental flying gurnard — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

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