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A small brownish wrasse (Tautogolabrus adspersus) of northern North American Atlantic waters.

[Perhaps alteration of conner, one who cons (guides a ship); see con3.]


1. (Fishing) a fish (Crenilabrus melops) of the wrasse family found in British coastal areas. Also called: gilt-head
2. (Fishing) a salt-water fish (Tautogolabrus adspersus) found in western Atlantic areas. Also called: bergali or conner


(ˈkʌn ər)

a small Atlantic wrasse, Tautogolabrus adspersus.
[1595–1605; orig. uncertain]
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Noun1.cunner - common in north Atlantic coastal waters of the United Statescunner - common in north Atlantic coastal waters of the United States
wrasse - chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
genus Tautogolabrus, Tautogolabrus - a genus of Labridae
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