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Related to cunner: Tautogolabrus adspersus
A small brownish wrasse (Tautogolabrus adspersus) of northern North American Atlantic waters.
[Perhaps alteration of conner, one who cons (guides a ship); see con3.]
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1. (Fishing) a fish (Crenilabrus melops) of the wrasse family found in British coastal areas. Also called: gilt-head
2. (Fishing) a salt-water fish (Tautogolabrus adspersus) found in western Atlantic areas. Also called: bergali or conner
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a small Atlantic wrasse, Tautogolabrus adspersus.
[1595–1605; orig. uncertain]
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|Noun||1.||cunner - common in north Atlantic coastal waters of the United States|
wrasse - chiefly tropical marine fishes with fleshy lips and powerful teeth; usually brightly colored
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