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blenny

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noun, blen·ny \ˈble-nē\

Definition of blenny

plural blennies

  1. :  any of numerous usually small and elongated marine fishes (especially families Blenniidae and Clinidae) including scaled and scaleless forms



Origin of blenny

Latin blennius, a sea fish, from Greek blennos


First Known Use: 1769

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