gurnard definition

  • noun:
    • any one of numerous commonly distributed marine fishes associated with the household Triglidae, having big fanlike pectoral fins and a big armored head and including the water robins.
    • The traveling gurnard.
    • some of different marine fish of this family Triglidae, having a sizable armored head and fingerlike pectoral fins useful for crawling along the ocean base.
    • One ofseveral European marine fishes, associated with genus Trigla and allied genera, having a large and spiny head, with mailed cheeks. A few of the species tend to be extremely esteemed for meals. Title can be placed on the American water robins.
    • Any fish of the family Triglidæ, and especially of the restricted subfamily Triglinæ; a triglid or trigline.
    • The gemmous dragonet, Callionymus lyra, much more fully known as yellowish gurnard. See cut-under Callionymus.
    • A flying-fish or flying-robin of the family members Cephalacanthidæ (or Dactylopteridæ), much more completely called flying-gurnard. The best-known species is Cephalacanthus or Dactylopterus volitans. See cut-under Dactyloptcrus.
    • bottom-dwelling seaside fishes with spiny armored minds and fingerlike pectoral fins useful for crawling across the water base

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