any marine fish of the family Dactylopteridae, especially Dactylopterus volitans, having greatly enlarged, colorful pectoral fins that enable it to glide short distances through the air.
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Also called butterflyfish, flying robin.
Origin of flying gurnard
First recorded in 1880–85
Words nearby flying gurnard
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British Dictionary definitions for flying gurnard
any marine spiny-finned gurnard-like fish of the mostly tropical family Dactylopteridae, having enlarged fan-shaped pectoral fins used to glide above the surface of the sea
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