- a scorpaenoid fish of the family Cottidae; the type genus, having four yellowish knobs on its headSee also cottid
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The name in the Firth of Forth for the Cottus cataphractus, or armed bull-head.
The catfish of North America is a species of cottus, or bull-head.Our Cats and All About Them
He had a brudder name' Tushus en' ernudder name' Cottus en' ernudder name' Squinchus.The Conjure Woman
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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
A name on the west coast of Scotland for the pogge, or miller's thumb (Cottus cataphractus).