plural noun

: a family of percomorph fishes widely distributed in shallow seas and comprising the dragonets

Word History


New Latin, from Callionymus, type genus (from Greek kalliōnymos stargazer, from kalli- calli- + -ōnymos, from onyma, onoma name) + -idae

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“Callionymidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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