dragonet

noun
drag·​on·​et | \ ˌdra-gə-ˈnet How to pronounce dragonet (audio) , ˈdra-gə-nət \

Definition of dragonet

1 : a little dragon
2 : any of a family (Callionymidae) of small often brightly colored scaleless marine fishes that have sharp spines on the gill covers especially : a European fish (Callionymus lyra) that is sometimes used as food

First Known Use of dragonet

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dragonet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dragonet. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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