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Related to lumpfishes: Cyclopterus lumpus
n. pl. lumpfish or lump·fishes
Any of various fishes of the family Cyclopteridae, especially Cyclopterus lumpus of North Atlantic waters, having a stout knobby body with pelvic fins united to form a suction disk, and producing roe that is used for caviar. Also called lumpsucker.
n, pl -fish or -fishesAlso called: lumpsucker
1. (Animals) a North Atlantic scorpaenoid fish, Cyclopterus lumpus, having a globular body covered with tubercles, pelvic fins fused into a sucker, and an edible roe: family Cyclopteridae
2. (Animals) any other fish of the family Cyclopteridae
[C16: lump (now obsolete) lumpfish, from Middle Dutch lumpe, perhaps related to lump1]
n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any thick-bodied, knobby-skinned fish of the family Cyclopteridae, having pelvic fins united to form a sucking disc.
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|Noun||1.||lumpfish - clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar|
lumpsucker - any of several very small lumpfishes