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go·by

 (gō′bē)
n. pl. goby or go·bies
Any of numerous usually small spiny-finned fishes of the family Gobiidae, having the pelvic fins united to form a suction disk.

[Latin gōbius, gudgeon, from Greek kōbios; perhaps akin to Akkadian kuppû, an eel-like fish.]
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goby

(ˈɡəʊbɪ)
n, pl -by or -bies
1. (Animals) any small spiny-finned fish of the family Gobiidae, of coastal or brackish waters, having a large head, an elongated tapering body, and the ventral fins modified as a sucker
2. (Animals) any other gobioid fish
[C18: from Latin gōbius gudgeon, fish of little value, from Greek kōbios]
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go•by

(ˈgoʊ bi)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -by, (esp. for kinds or species) -bies.
any small marine or freshwater fish of the family Gobiidae, often having the pelvic fins united to form a suctorial disk.
[1760–70; < Latin gōbius gudgeon (variant of gōbiō or cōbius) < Greek kōbiós]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goby - small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a suckergoby - small spiny-finned fish of coastal or brackish waters having a large head and elongated tapering body having the ventral fins modified as a sucker
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
mudskipper, mudspringer - found in tropical coastal regions of Africa and Asia; able to move on land on strong pectoral fins
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Translations
القوبيون: سمك شائِك الزَّعانِف
hlaváč
géb
kÿtlingur
gružlys
jūrasbullītis
kaya balığı

goby

n (= fish)Meergrundel f
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goby

(ˈgoubi) plurals ˈgobies ~ˈgoby noun
a bony coastal fish with fins that form a sucker by which it clings to rocks.
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References in periodicals archive ?
The world's current acknowledged smallest vertebrate is the dwarf goby fish.
Males of the species are 0.28ins long, while females average 0.33ins The world's current acknowledged smallest vertebrate is the dwarf goby fish.