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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 ?
Eviota fallax, a new dwarfgoby from the western Pacific (Teleostei: Gobiidae).