any small, freshwater fish of the genus Cottus, of the family Cottidae, having a large head with one or more spines on each side; bullhead.
any of numerous marine fishes of the same family.
(in California) a common scorpionfish, Scorpaena guttata.
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How to use sculpin in a sentence
Cuttlefishes dart rapidly about, and skates, sculpins, and other fishes display their curious forms.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide | Augusta Foote Arnold
Sculpins, flounders, in fact almost any kind of fish, can be used.The Lobster Fishery of Maine. | John N. Cobb
I see my oldest boy in the dooryard with the toes of his boots yawed open like sculpins' mouths.The Skipper and the Skipped | Holman Day
A string of bait, consisting mainly of flounders and sculpins, was tied into each trap.The Lobster Fishery of Maine. | John N. Cobb
They were all out in the cove shortly, with lines down close to the muddy bottom, for flounders and sculpins.The Rival Campers Afloat | Ruel Perley Smith
British Dictionary definitions for sculpin
US and Canadian any of various fishes of the family Cottidae (bullheads and sea scorpions)
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