sea scorpion


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sea scorpion

n.
2. Any of various spiny fishes, especially certain scorpionfishes and sculpins.

sea scorpion

n
(Animals) any of various northern marine scorpaenoid fishes of the family Cottidae, esp Taurulus bubalis (long-spined sea scorpion). They have a tapering body and a large head covered with bony plates and spines

scor•pi•on•fish

(ˈskɔr pi ənˌfɪʃ)

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
any of several tropical and temperate marine fishes, esp. members of the genus Scorpaena, many having venomous spines. Also called sea scorpion, rockfish.
[1655–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea scorpion - marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spinessea scorpion - marine fishes having a tapering body with an armored head and venomous spines
scorpaenid, scorpaenid fish - any of numerous carnivorous usually bottom-dwelling warm-water marine fishes found worldwide but most abundant in the Pacific
genus Scorpaena, Scorpaena - type genus of the Scorpaenidae: scorpionfishes
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