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sea robin

noun

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


sea robin

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sea robin1

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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Example Sentences

There are many species of fishes nearly related to the sea-robin in different parts of the world.

"It is a sea-robin, Alice, sometimes known as a pig-fish," answered Uncle Harry.

Even the eel will squeak when caught, and the porpoise sometimes grunts very much like the sea-robin.

Next to a young swell-fish comes a young sea-robin, a very interesting fish.

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