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Any of various small, often brightly colored marine fishes of the family Callionymidae, having a slender body and a flattened head with large eyes.

[Middle English, young dragon, from Old French, diminutive of dragon, dragon; see dragon.]


(Animals) any small spiny-finned fish of the family Callionymidae, having a flat head and a slender tapering brightly coloured body and living at the bottom of shallow seas
[C14 (meaning: small dragon): from French; applied to fish C18]


(ˌdræg əˈnɛt, ˈdræg ə nɪt)

any fish of the genus Callionymus, the species of which are small and usu. brightly colored.
[1300–50; Middle English < Middle French; see dragon, -et]
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Noun1.dragonet - small often brightly colored scaleless marine bottom-dwellersdragonet - small often brightly colored scaleless marine bottom-dwellers; found in tropical and warm temperate waters of Europe and America
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
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