sculpin

noun
scul·​pin | \ ˈskəl-pən How to pronounce sculpin (audio) \
plural sculpins also sculpin

Definition of sculpin

1 : any of a family (Cottidae) of spiny large-headed usually bottom-dwelling often scaleless bony fishes with large fanlike pectoral fins
2 : a scorpion fish (Scorpaena guttata) of the southern California coast caught for food and sport

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Not as popular is the appearance in the lower Clackamas of the invasive Amur goby, a small fish resembling a sculpin, but with much shorter fins. oregonlive.com, "Monroe: In search of hungry trout in Oregon’s summer haven," 2 Aug. 2019 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018 The jig and float method with either a sculpin or ginger micro jig, on 2-pound tippet is catching good numbers of rainbows. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of sculpin

1672, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sculpin

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Dictionary Entries near sculpin

scullion

sculp.

sculper

sculpin

sculpsit

sculpt

sculpted

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