sea scorpion

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noun Ichthyology.


Origin of sea scorpion

First recorded in 1595–1605
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sea scorpion

noun

any of various northern marine scorpaenoid fishes of the family Cottidae, esp Taurulus bubalis (long-spined sea scorpion). They have a tapering body and a large head covered with bony plates and spines
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