flying gurnard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flying gurnard tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The flying gurnard, a fish, swims in water, walks on land, and flies through the air.
    • Flying gurnard (Zoöl) a species of gurnard of the genus Cephalacanthus or Dactylopterus, with very large pectoral fins, said to be able to fly like the flying fish, but not for so great a distance.
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Usage

In literature:

Another group of very interesting fish out of water are the flying gurnards, common enough in the Mediterranean and the tropical Atlantic.
"Falling in Love" by Grant Allen
The other species of flying gurnard occur in the Indian Ocean and the seas around China and Japan.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
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