rock gunnel

rock gunnel

See under gunnel1. Unabridged


1 [guhn-l]
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.

1680–90; origin uncertain Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
gunnel1 (ˈɡʌnəl)
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)
a variant spelling of gunwale
[C15: from gun + wale1 from its use to support guns]

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