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threespine stickleback

[ three-spahyn stik-uhl-bak ]
/ ˈθriˌspaɪn ˈstɪk əlˌbæk /
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noun
a widely distributed stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, occurring in marine, brackish, or fresh waters throughout the northern hemisphere.
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Also three-spined stick·le·back [three-spahynd stik-uhl-bak] /ˈθriˌspaɪnd ˈstɪk əlˌbæk/ .

Origin of threespine stickleback

First recorded in 1890–95
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