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prickleback

[ prik-uhl-bak ]
/ ˈprɪk əlˌbæk /
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noun
any of several blennioid fishes of the family Stichaeidae, usually inhabiting cold waters, having spiny rays in the dorsal fin.
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Origin of prickleback

First recorded in 1740–50; prickle + back1
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