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wrymouth

[rahy-mouth] /ˈraɪˌmaʊθ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) wrymouth (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) wrymouths
[rahy-mouth z] /ˈraɪˌmaʊðz/ (Show IPA)
1.
any blennioid fish of the family Stichaeidae, having a large, upturned mouth, especially Cryptacanthodes maculatus, a bottom fish of the Atlantic Ocean.
2.
any of several related fishes.
Also called ghostfish.
Origin of wrymouth
1645-1655
First recorded in 1645-55; wry + mouth
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