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sculpin

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noun scul·pin \ˈskəl-pən\

Definition of sculpin

plural sculpins also sculpin

  1. 1 :  any of a family (Cottidae) of spiny large-headed usually bottom-dwelling often scaleless bony fishes with large fanlike pectoral fins

  2. 2 :  a scorpion fish (Scorpaena guttata) of the southern California coast caught for food and sport



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Origin of sculpin

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First Known Use: 1672


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