sea raven

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sea raven

n.
A large sculpin (Hemitripterus americanus) of the North Atlantic.
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sea raven

n
(Animals) a large fish, Hemitripterus americanus, of North American Atlantic coastal waters that inflates itself with air when caught: family Cottidae (bullheads and sea scorpions)
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Noun1.sea raven - large sculpin of western Atlanticsea raven - large sculpin of western Atlantic; inflates itself when caught
sculpin - any of numerous spiny large-headed usually scaleless scorpaenoid fishes with broad mouths
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