sea robin

noun

Definition of sea robin

: any of a family (Triglidae) of marine bony fishes typically having a spiny armored head and the bottom three rays of the pectoral fin on each side free of membrane and elongated for use as feelers or in crawling

called also gurnard

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Recent Examples on the Web There are sea robins and mugwort. Venomous lionfish. Ryan Knighton, Popular Mechanics, 6 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of sea robin

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea robin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20robin. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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