weever

noun

wee·​ver
ˈwēvə(r)
variants or less commonly weever fish or weaver
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

Word History

Etymology

Old North French wivre viper

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“Weever.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weever. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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