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

Examples of sea robin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are sea robins and mugwort. Venomous lionfish. Ryan Knighton, Popular Mechanics, "The Truth Is in the Muck," 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 1 Oct. 2020.

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