sea robin


noun

any of various gurnards, especially certain American species of the genus Prionotus, having large pectoral fins used to move across the ocean bottom.

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Origin of sea robin

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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sea robin

noun

any of various American gurnards of the genus Prionotus and related genera, such as P. carolinus (northern sea robin)
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