cun·​ner | \ ˈkə-nər How to pronounce cunner (audio) \

Definition of cunner

: either of two wrasses:
a : a European wrasse (Crenilabrus melops)
b : a wrasse (Tautogolabrus adspersus) common along the northeastern U.S. and adjacent Canadian coast

Examples of cunner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers are particularly concerned about cunner fish, a dominant species in the area., "The new research mapped a much larger area of the seafloor and showed that fish are looking for a habitat that provides continuous coverage over a large area, as opposed to the patchy coverage provided by the turf seaweed that is replacing other types of seaweed, Dijkstra said.," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of cunner

1602, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cunner

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“Cunner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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