bracketed-blenny

bracketed blenny

noun
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gunnel

1 [guhn-l]
noun
any small eellike blenny of the family Pholididae (Pholidae), especially Pholis gunnellus (rock gunnel) common in shallow waters of the North Atlantic.
Also called bracketed blenny.


Origin:
1680–90; origin uncertain

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gunnel1 (ˈɡʌnəl)
 
n
See also butterfish any eel-like blennioid fish of the family Pholidae, occurring in coastal regions of northern seas
 
[C17: of unknown origin]

gunnel2 (ˈɡʌnəl)
 
n
a variant spelling of gunwale
 
[C15: from gun + wale1 from its use to support guns]

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