dragonet

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of dragonet was in the 14th century

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“Dragonet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dragonet. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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