plural noun
Cal·​li·​o·​nym·​i·​dae | \ ˌkalēōˈniməˌdē\

Definition of Callionymidae

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

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History and Etymology for Callionymidae

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

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to gather or build up little by little

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