noun, plural blen·nies.
Origin of blenny
Examples from the Web for blenny
Blenny, blen′ni, n. a genus of acanthopterygious fishes, covered with mucus or slimy matter.
The hard-pressed crew of the Blenny responded to it, but they had to exert every nerve and muscle to keep the enemy at bay.
This made her captain and crew grow bold, and approach still nearer to the Blenny.
The African blenny is a sort of amphibious animal, living nearly as much out of the water as in it.Black Ivory|R.M. Ballantyne
Rouse up, Blenny dear, and tell me about these notes of invitation for our dinner-party.The Dogs' Dinner Party|Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for blenny
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for blenny
Word Origin and History for blenny
1774, from Latin blennius (in Pliny), from Greek blennos, from blenna "slime, mucus," from PIE *mled-sno-, from root *mel- "soft." The fish so called from the coating on its scales.