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n. pl. lumpfish or lump·fishes
Any of various fishes of the family Cyclopteridae, especially Cyclopterus lumpus of North Atlantic waters, having a stout knobby body with pelvic fins united to form a suction disk, and producing roe that is used for caviar. Also called lumpsucker.

[Obsolete lump (perhaps from Dutch lomp, burbot, eelpout, lumpfish; probably akin to Dutch lomp, sabot, wooden shoe (since the fish have a plump shape and blunt heads) and English lump) + fish.]


n, pl -fish or -fishes
1. (Animals) a North Atlantic scorpaenoid fish, Cyclopterus lumpus, having a globular body covered with tubercles, pelvic fins fused into a sucker, and an edible roe: family Cyclopteridae
2. (Animals) any other fish of the family Cyclopteridae
Also called: lumpsucker
[C16: lump (now obsolete) lumpfish, from Middle Dutch lumpe, perhaps related to lump1]



n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any thick-bodied, knobby-skinned fish of the family Cyclopteridae, having pelvic fins united to form a sucking disc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lumpfish - clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a suckerlumpfish - clumsy soft thick-bodied northern Atlantic fish with pelvic fins fused into a sucker; edible roe used for caviar
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
Cyclopterus, genus Cyclopterus - type genus of the Cyclopteridae: lumpfishes
lumpsucker - any of several very small lumpfishes
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