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n. pl. blen·nies
Any of numerous small chiefly marine bottom-feeding fishes of the suborder Blennioidei, having elongated bodies and often kept as aquarium fish.
n, pl -nies
1. (Animals) any blennioid fish of the family Blenniidae of coastal waters, esp of the genus Blennius, having a tapering scaleless body, a long dorsal fin, and long raylike pelvic fins
2. (Animals) any of various related fishes
[C18: from Latin blennius, from Greek blennos slime; from the mucus that coats its body]
n., pl. -nies.
any of several small, spiny-finned fishes of the family Blenniidae, having a long, tapering body.
[1745–55; < Latin blennius a kind of fish < Greek blénnos slime, mucus]
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|Noun||1.||blenny - small usually scaleless fishes with comb-like teeth living about rocky shores; are territorial and live in holes between rocks|
blennioid, blennioid fish - elongated mostly scaleless marine fishes with large pectoral fins and reduced pelvic fins