spiny-rayed fish


any of various fishes, as basses and perches, that have sharp, often pointed and usually rigid fin spines.

Nearby words

  1. spiny lobster,
  2. spiny rat,
  3. spiny-finned,
  4. spiny-headed worm,
  5. spiny-rayed,
  6. spir-,
  7. spiracle,
  8. spiracular,
  9. spiradenoma,
  10. spiraea

Origin of spiny-rayed fish

First recorded in 1875–80

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