Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary


noun lump·fish \ˈləmp-ˌfish\

Definition of lumpfish

  1. :  a northern Atlantic usually greenish fish (Cyclopterus lumpus of the family Cyclopteridae) having rows of nodules on the body and eggs used as a caviar

Origin and Etymology of lumpfish

obsolete English lump lumpfish (probably from Dutch lomp blenny, loach) + English fish

First Known Use: circa 1620

Rhymes with lumpfish

batfish, billfish, blackfish, blindfish, blowfish, bluefish, bonefish, catfish, codfish, cold fish, cowfish, crawfish, crayfish, death wish, deep-dish, dogfish, filefish, finfish, flatfish, fly-fish, game fish, garfish, globefish, goatfish, goldfish, goosefish, hagfish, hogfish, Irtysh, jewfish, kingfish, knish, lungfish, milkfish, monkfish, moonfish, oarfish, panfish, pigfish, pinfish, pipefish, ratfish, redfish, rockfish, rough fish, sailfish, sawfish, shellfish, side dish, spearfish, sport fish, starfish, stonefish, sunfish, swordfish, tilefish, toadfish, trash fish, trunkfish, unwish, weakfish, whitefish

Learn More about lumpfish

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up lumpfish? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


articulated in the throat

Get Word of the Day daily email!