[ drag-uh-net, drag-uh-nit ]
/ ˌdræg əˈnɛt, ˈdræg ə nɪt /
any fish of the genus Callionymus, the species of which are small and usually brightly colored.
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Example sentences from the Web for dragonet
A name in the Frith of Forth for the dragonet or gowdie (Callionymus lyra).The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Dragonet, the common name of small marine fishes constituting a special family (Callionymid).The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
As to the dragonet, he stuck out his nose, fixed his eyes, and fell a-thinking.Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men|Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
British Dictionary definitions for dragonet
/ (ˈdræɡənɪt) /
any small spiny-finned fish of the family Callionymidae, having a flat head and a slender tapering brightly coloured body and living at the bottom of shallow seas
Word Origin for dragonet
C14 (meaning: small dragon): from French; applied to fish C18
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