a scorpaenoid fish of the family Cottidae; the type genus, having four yellowish knobs on its head: See also cottid
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How to use cottus in a sentence
This passage therefore through the mountains is said by some to have been the work of Hercules: by others of cottus, and Cottius.
cottus scorpius, Father Lasher, commonly taken by the shrimpers.Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk | Thomas Browne
He had a brudder name' Tushus en' ernudder name' cottus en' ernudder name' Squinchus.The Conjure Woman | Charles W. Chesnutt
A name on the west coast of Scotland for the pogge, or miller's thumb (cottus cataphractus).The Sailor's Word-Book | William Henry Smyth
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