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dragonet

[drag-uh-net, drag-uh-nit] /ˌdræg əˈnɛt, ˈdræg ə nɪt/
noun
1.
any fish of the genus Callionymus, the species of which are small and usually brightly colored.
Origin of dragonet
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Middle French; see dragon, -et
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dragonet

/ˈdræɡənɪt/
noun
1.
any small spiny-finned fish of the family Callionymidae, having a flat head and a slender tapering brightly coloured body and living at the bottom of shallow seas
Word Origin
C14 (meaning: small dragon): from French; applied to fish C18
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