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sea scorpion

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noun Ichthyology.
  1. scorpionfish.

Origin of sea scorpion

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Examples from the Web for sea scorpion

Historical Examples

  • The male of the Cottus scorpius, or sea-scorpion, is more slender and smaller than the female.

    The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

    Charles Darwin

  • Presently the son in-law comes in with the sea-scorpion, which he gives to his father-in-law to eat.

    Eskimo Life

    Fridtjof Nansen


British Dictionary definitions for sea scorpion

sea scorpion

noun
  1. any of various northern marine scorpaenoid fishes of the family Cottidae, esp Taurulus bubalis (long-spined sea scorpion). They have a tapering body and a large head covered with bony plates and spines
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