wrymouth

[rahy-mouth]

noun, plural (especially collectively) wry·mouth, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) wry·mouths [rahy-mouth z] /ˈraɪˌmaʊðz/.

any blennioid fish of the family Stichaeidae, having a large, upturned mouth, especially Cryptacanthodes maculatus, a bottom fish of the Atlantic Ocean.
any of several related fishes.

Nearby words

  1. wrvs,
  2. wry,
  3. wry-necked,
  4. wrybill,
  5. wryly,
  6. wryneck,
  7. ws,
  8. wsa,
  9. wssd,
  10. wst

Origin of wrymouth

First recorded in 1645–55; wry + mouth

Also called ghostfish.

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