prickleback

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prickleback small (2-4 inches) pugnacious mostly scaleless spiny-backed fishes of northern fresh and littoral waters having elaborate courtship; subjects of much research
    • n prickleback small elongate fishes of shallow northern seas; a long dorsal fin consists entirely of spines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prickleback (Zoöl) The stickleback.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prickleback The stickleback. Also prickle-fish and pricklyback.
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