lumpfish definition

  • noun:
    • some of different fishes regarding the household Cyclopteridae, especially Cyclopterus lumpus of North Atlantic seas, having pelvic fins united to form a suction disk and a body bearing prominent tubercles.
    • lumpsucker
    • a sizable, thick, awkward, marine seafood (Cyclopterus lumpus) of Europe and The united states. Colour is generally translucent sea green, often purplish. It offers a dorsal line of spiny tubercles, and three rows for each part, but doesn't have machines. The ventral fins unite and develop a ventral sucker for adhesion to stones and seaweeds. Called additionally lumpsucker, cock-paddle, sea owl.
    • An acanthopterygian seafood, Cyclopterus lumpus, regarding the family Cyclopteridæ.
    • awkward smooth thick-bodied northern Atlantic seafood with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe utilized for caviar

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