thornback

noun
thorn·​back | \ ˈthȯrn-ˌbak How to pronounce thornback (audio) \

Definition of thornback

: any of various ray fishes having spines on the back

First Known Use of thornback

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Thornback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thornback. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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