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shanny

[ shan-ee ]
/ ˈʃæn i /
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noun, plural shan·nies.

a scaleless blenny, Blennius pholis, living in waters along the coast of Europe, having an olive-green body marked with dark spots.

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Origin of shanny

First recorded in 1830–40; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for shanny

shanny
/ (ˈʃænɪ) /

noun plural -nies

a European blenny, Blennius pholis, of rocky coastal waters

Word Origin for shanny

C19: of obscure origin
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