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threespine stickleback

or three-spined stickleback

[three-spahyn stik-uh l-bak or three-spahynd stik-uh l-bak] /ˈθriˌspaɪn ˈstɪk əlˌbæk or ˈθriˌspaɪnd ˈstɪk əlˌbæk/
noun
1.
a widely distributed stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, occurring in marine, brackish, or fresh waters throughout the northern hemisphere.
Origin of threespine stickleback
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
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