lumpfish
noun Etymology: obsolete English lump lumpfish (probably from Dutch lomp blenny, loach) + English fish Date: circa 1620 a northern Atlantic usually greenish fish (Cyclopterus lumpus of the family Cyclopteridae) having rows of nodules on the body and eggs used as a caviar

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  • lumpfish — [lump′fish΄] n. pl. lumpfish or lumpfishes (see FISH) [prob. so called from the bony tubercles] any of several sluggish, marine percoid fishes (family Cyclopteridae), esp. a large N Atlantic species (Cyclopterus lumpus), usually having a heavy… …   English World dictionary

  • Lumpfish — Lump fish , n. [From {Lump}, on account of its bulkiness: cf. G. & D. lump, F. lompe.] (Zo[ o]l.) A large, thick, clumsy, marine fish ({Cyclopterus lumpus}) of Europe and America. The color is usually translucent sea green, sometimes purplish. It …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lumpfish — /ˈlʌmpfɪʃ/ (say lumpfish) noun (plural lumpfish or lumpfishes) → lumpsucker. Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

  • lumpfish — /lump fish /, n., pl. (esp. collectively) lumpfish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) lumpfishes. any of several thick bodied, sluggish fishes of the family Cyclopteridae, found in northern seas, having the pelvic fins modified and …   Universalium

  • lumpfish — jūrų rupūžė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cyclopterus lumpus angl. bean; cock paddle; henfish; lumpfish; lumpsucker; sea hen rus. пинагор; рыба воробей ryšiai: platesnis terminas – jūrų rupūžės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • lumpfish — japoninė karpuotė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Inimicus japonicus angl. devil stinger; lumpfish; poison fish rus. японская бородавчатка; японская бугорчатка ryšiai: platesnis terminas – japoninės… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • lumpfish — noun lumpsucker …   Wiktionary

  • lumpfish — n. marine greenish fish with thorny lumps inhabitant of North Atlantic waters …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lumpfish — noun (plural same or lumpfishes) a North Atlantic lumpsucker with edible roe. [Cyclopterus lumpus.] Origin C17: from Mid. Low Ger. lumpen, MDu. lompe + fish1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • lumpfish — lump•fish [[t]ˈlʌmpˌfɪʃ[/t]] n. pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. for kinds or species) fish•es. ich any thick bodied, knobby skinned fish of the family Cyclopteridae, having pelvic fins united to form a sucking disc • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

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