sea lamprey


sea lamprey

noun

Definition of SEA LAMPREY

:  a large anadromous lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) that has a mottled upper surface, is an ectoparasite of fish, and is sometimes used as food

First Known Use of SEA LAMPREY

1879

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