- a scaleless blenny, Blennius pholis, living in waters along the coast of Europe, having an olive-green body marked with dark spots.
Origin of shanny
First recorded in 1830–40; origin uncertain
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- a European blenny, Blennius pholis, of rocky coastal waters
Word Origin for shanny
C19: of obscure origin
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