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wee·ver

 (wē′vər)
n.
Any of several marine fishes of the family Trachinidae of the eastern Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea, having venomous spines on the gill cover and first dorsal fin.

[Old North French wivre, serpent, weever; see wyvern.]
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weever

(ˈwiːvə)
n
(Animals) any small marine percoid fish of the family Trachinidae, such as Trachinus vipera of European waters, having venomous spines around the gills and the dorsal fin
[C17: from Old Northern French wivre viper, ultimately from Latin vīpera viper]
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Translations

weever

[ˈwiːvəʳ] Npeje m araña
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BEACH.GOERS have been warned to be on their guard after a number of people, including children, were stung by weever fish over the bank holiday weekend.
A number of people have reported "excruciating" stings from the poisonous weever fish on Criccieth beach over the Bank Holiday weekend.
So I want to say a huge thank you to the RNLI for coming to the rescue of my little boy after he got stung by a nasty weever fish while in the sea.
The weever fish catches out bathers as it leaves its possibly lethal venomous spines poking out.
A FISHERMAN stung by the deadly weever fish has issued a warning to the public having seen a rise in their numbers on the coast.
AN elderly man who picked up a weever fish has been airlifted to hospital with respiratory problems after he was stung by the poisonous spines on the fish, pictured.
The incidents involving weever fish have happened off Tynemouth Longsands.
The innocent-looking but dangerous weever fish left its mark on several bathers in Pembrokeshire last week.
A 31-YEAR-OLD Skelton man was temporarily paralysed by a weever fish sting as he kayaked on the North Yorkshire coast.
But when the handsome doctor is stung by a weever fish, Alice and Abs race to help him, unaware Greg is facing a crisis of his own at sea.
Cuts and grazes have been the most frequent type of first-aid case but more unusual cases involved weever fish and jelly fish stings as well as several injuries as a result of people consuming too much alcohol.
As sea temperatures rise, the weever fish, which can grow up to six inches long, becomes more prevalent, with most stings occurring during August.