Origin of remora
Examples from the Web for remora
The recovery of debris and bodies was made by a UAV called the Remora III, operated by a company called Phoenix International.Awful but True: Pings Were Not From Malaysia Airlines Flight 370|Clive Irving|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The recovery of the debris and bodies was made by another vehicle, the Remora III, operated by Phoenix International.
The common Sucking-fish (Echeneis remora) is shown in the upper part of the illustration.Bible Animals;|J. G. Wood
They tie a long, stout string to the Remora, and throw the fish overboard.How Sammy Went to Coral-Land|Emily Paret Atwater
Pliny assures us that the remora was used in the preparation of a philtre capable of extinguishing the flames of love.Animal Parasites and Messmates|P. J. Van Beneden
A smaller species of the sucking-fish is found in the Mediterranean,—the Echeneis remora.The Ocean Waifs|Mayne Reid
For here the prince learned that there is a very rare beast, called a Remora, which is at least as cold as the Firedrake is hot!Prince Prigio|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for remora
Word Origin for remora
Word Origin and History for remora
1560s, from Latin remora "sucking fish," literally "delay, hindrance," from re- "back" (see re-) + mora "delay" (see moratorium); so called because the fish were believed by the ancients to retard a vessel to which they attached themselves. Hence, in 17c.-18c., "an obstacle, an impediment" (the first sense of the word in Johnson's dictionary). In Greek, ekheneis, from ekhein "to hold" + naus (dative nei) "ship." Pliny writes that Antony's galley was delayed by one at Actium. Sometimes called in English stayship or stopship.