Definition of Callionymidae
: a family of percomorph fishes widely distributed in shallow seas and comprising the dragonets
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of callionymidae
New Latin, from Callionymus, type genus (from Greek kalliōnymos stargazer, from kalli- calli- + -ōnymos, from onyma, onoma name) + -idae — more at name
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up Callionymidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).