noun, plural (especially collectively) sculpin (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sculpins.
any small, freshwater fish of the genus Cottus, of the family Cottidae, having a large head with one or more spines on each side; bullhead.
any of numerous marine fishes of the same family.
(in California) a common scorpionfish, Scorpaena guttata.
1665–75; origin uncertain