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wee·ver

 (wē′vər)
n.
Any of several marine fishes of the family Trachinidae of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea, having venomous spines on the gill cover and first dorsal fin.

[Old North French wivre, serpent, weever; see wyvern.]

weever

(ˈwiːvə)
n
(Animals) any small marine percoid fish of the family Trachinidae, such as Trachinus vipera of European waters, having venomous spines around the gills and the dorsal fin
[C17: from Old Northern French wivre viper, ultimately from Latin vīpera viper]
Translations

weever

[ˈwiːvəʳ] Npeje m araña
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Winger Akihito Yamada was so excited he jumped into the sea at Brighton, got stung by a weever fish and missed the Scotland game.
He said: "Quick, we need to get your foot into boiling water, you've been stung by a weever fish.
Weever fish and sea urchins often leave spines in the wound that can be difficult to remove.
The incidents involving weever fish have happened off Tynemouth Longsands.
The innocent-looking but dangerous weever fish left its mark on several bathers in Pembrokeshire last week.
The innocent-looking but dangerous weever fish has left its mark on several bathers on the West Wales coast in the past week.
Last year alone, more than 200 sun worshippers were poisoned by weever fish in RNLI patrolled areas.
A 31-YEAR-OLD Skelton man was temporarily paralysed by a weever fish sting as he kayaked on the North Yorkshire coast.
But when the handsome doctor is stung by a weever fish, Alice and Abs race to help him, unaware Greg is facing a crisis of his own at sea.
Cuts and grazes have been the most frequent type of first-aid case but more unusual cases involved weever fish and jelly fish stings as well as several injuries as a result of people consuming too much alcohol.
As sea temperatures rise, the weever fish, which can grow up to six inches long, becomes more prevalent, with most stings occurring during August.