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sculpin

noun scul·pin \ˈskəl-pən\
plural sculpins also sculpin

Definition of SCULPIN

1
:  any of a family (Cottidae) of spiny large-headed usually bottom-dwelling often scaleless bony fishes with large fanlike pectoral fins
2
:  a scorpion fish (Scorpaena guttata) of the southern California coast caught for food and sport

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Origin of SCULPIN

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1672

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