weever

noun wee·ver \ ˈwēvə(r) \
variants: or less commonly weever fish or weaver

Definition of weever

plural -s
:any of several edible marine fishes of the family Trachinidae that have a broad spinose head with the eyes looking upward and a long dorsal fin supported by many strong sharp venomous spines that cause painful wounds: such as
a :a British weever (Trachinus draco) that becomes a foot long called also greater weever
b :a British weever (T. vipera) that is about half as large called also lesser weever

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Origin and Etymology of weever

Old North French wivre viper


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