spiny-rayed fish


noun

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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