or three-spined stick·le·back
[ three-spahyn stik-uhl-bak or three-spahynd stik-uhl-bak ]
/ ˈθriˌspaɪn ˈstɪk əlˌbæk or ˈθriˌspaɪnd ˈstɪk əlˌbæk /
a widely distributed stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, occurring in marine, brackish, or fresh waters throughout the northern hemisphere.
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Origin of threespine stickleback
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby threespine stickleback
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