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flying gurnard

noun
1.
any marine fish of the family Dactylopteridae, especially Dactylopterus volitans, having greatly enlarged, colorful pectoral fins that enable it to glide short distances through the air.
Also called butterflyfish, flying robin.
Origin of flying gurnard
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for flying gurnard

flying gurnard

noun
1.
any marine spiny-finned gurnard-like fish of the mostly tropical family Dactylopteridae, having enlarged fan-shaped pectoral fins used to glide above the surface of the sea
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