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 As waves lapped the boat, Mr. Winkler and his pro bono deckhands set about sorting through the pile, throwing back the sea robins, dogfish and porgies as flocks of sea gulls squawked overhead, eager for the castoffs. Karen Zraick Karsten Moran, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 There are sea robins and mugwort. Venomous lionfish. Ryan Knighton, Popular Mechanics, 6 Oct. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea robin was in 1814

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“Sea robin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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